Newburgh, New York has a reputation of being dangerous and having a high rate of crime. Are the rumors true?

Sadly, yes. The odds of the horror stories you hear about Newburgh being true are very high. At the moment Newburgh is one of the violent cities in America and has been for a while. There's no escaping that fact.

Just how dangerous is the City of Newburgh?

According to Neighborhood Scout, the crime rate in Newburgh is much higher than the average across America. They ranked Newburgh, New York as being the 36th most dangerous city in America for 2021. That number is just one step below Compton.

Dawn J. Benko for Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley
Dawn J. Benko for Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley

They found that Newburgh has one of the most violent cities for its size. Their data shows that you have a 1 in 41 chance of having a property crime like theft, arson or vandalism committed against you. They also claim you have a 1 in 87 chance of having a violent crime like murder, assault or rape committed against you.

Despite these shocking statistics is it really easy to say that all of Newburgh is out of control? It's obviously not the entire city. There are specific problem areas and Crime Grade has pinpointed these violent areas on a map. Here is a list of streets in Newburgh where violent crime reports are the highest.

It is important to be alert and be cautious when you are on these streets. Stay safe.

The 10 Most Brutal Streets in Newburgh, New York

This list was compiled by crime maps on

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