When it comes to New York State, the big cities often get a bad rap for being violent and crime-ridden. While that is somewhat true, there are some smaller places with high crime rates.

Taking a look at statistics provided by the state's Division of Criminal Justice Services, these are the counties with the most violent and property crimes.

New York State and the FBI use seven Index crime categories as indicators of overall crime trends: murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, which are classified as violent crimes; and the property crimes of burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. The FBI created these categories to allow for uniform crime reporting across all 50 states.

The counties listed below have a population of less than 100,000. I've also included the "biggest" city or town in each of the counties.

These Are The Smallest Counties With The Highest Violent Crime Rates In New York State:

7. Cayuga County / Auburn

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Population: 77,627

Crime Rate: 203.5

6. Wayne County / Newark

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Population: 91,230

Crime Rate: 203.9

5. Herkimer County / German Flatts

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Population: 62,186

Crime Rate: 213.9

4. Hamilton County / Long Lake

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Population: 4,409

Crime Rate: 226.8

3. Genesee County / Batavia

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Population: 58,063

Crime Rate: 267

2. Fulton County / Gloversville

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Population: 53,808

Crime Rate: 273.2

1. Greene County / Catskill

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Population: 58,063

Crime Rate: 267

 

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Population: 48,211

Crime Rate: 427.3

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