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Tarrytown New York Overview, Crime Rate Statistics, and Related Information

Tarrytown is a village in Greenburgh town, Westchester County, southeastern New York, United States. The origin of the village’s name is debated. Some say that it is derived from the Dutch word for wheat which is 'tarwe'. Other people say that it is named after John Tarry who was an early settler. He came from Long Island.

Records tell us that the first residence was built in 1645. Dutch people were the first white settlers, and they were farmers, fur trappers, and fishermen. Tarrytown soil was ideal for growing all sorts of cereals especially wheat which is what probably drew the Dutch farmers to Tarrytown.

Tarrytown has plenty of attractions for visitors to enjoy. Some of them are –

  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • Pocantico Hills Golf Course
  • Freemont Pond Town Park
  • Lyndhurst
  • Orangetown Museum & Archives
  • Philipsburg Manor
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Tarrytown New York Crime Statistics

If you look at the data from 2015, there were nine reported major violent crimes which are calculated at 0.000776 per person. There were 55 reported major property crimes which are calculated at 0.004742 per person. It is important to understand that there is usually a gap between the actual crimes committed and the number of crimes reported. There are many crimes which go unreported.

Looking at crime from a large point of view such as from the point of view of an entire state does not paint an accurate picture of what goes on locally. It is also important to take note of the fact that national averages aren’t indicative of local criminal activity/trends.

Tarrytown has 0.000776 major violent crimes per person. The state of New York has 0.000448 violent crimes per person. Tarrytown also has 0.004742 major property crimes per person. The state of New York has 0.018926 major property crimes per person.

Let us look at the data from 2006 and compare it to the data from 2015 to see if the crime is increasing or decreasing in Tarrytown village.

The data from 2006 is as follows –

  • Rape – 0
  • Aggravated Assault – 2
  • Robbery – 2
  • Burglary – 13
  • Vehicle Thefts – 5
  • Arson - 0

The data from 2015 is as follows –

  • Rape – 0
  • Aggravated Assault – 3
  • Robbery – 6
  • Burglary – 7
  • Vehicle Thefts – 6
  • Arson – 0

There has been a slight increase in cases of aggravated assault, vehicle thefts, and robbery. When you look at the overall picture, there has been a massive decrease in cases of burglary from 2006 to 2015.

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Tarrytown New York Violent Crimes

If we draw a pie chart with two categories which are aggravated assault and robbery, the robbery takes the smallest piece of the pie and sits at 33.3% (3). Robbery occupies a large 66.7% (6) and accounts for most of the violent crimes in Tarrytown Village in 2015.

Tarrytown New York Property Crimes

Similar to violent crimes, let us draw a pie chart with three categories which are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and larceny. Motor vehicle theft sits at 10.9% (6) while burglary sits at 12.7% (7). The largest piece of the pie is occupied by larceny which sits at a large 76.4% (42).

As of 2015, Tarrytown Village has a population of 11,560 who live in 4,215 households. The median income is $102,750 which is much larger than the national income average was in 2015 which was $56,516.

If you’re put off by the increase in crime, you should know that Tarrytown Village is a wonderful place to live in. This is because it has a low population and a high median income. You can expect a better quality of life than you can expect from other parts of New York.

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