A Crime Comparison

Syracuse and the surrounding area gets quite the bad rap these days. Every day we’re getting reports of violent crime in Syracuse and the surrounding area. But what’s worse than reports of violent crime is the stress that concerned mothers of college students cause their children because of said reports.

Compared to say, Staten Island an area far more urban than most of Onondaga, and generally considered to be on the up and up in a big way, how do we compare in terms of crime?

You might be surprised to find out that for a county whose seat is in a “decimated city,” we compare pretty favorably to that noble borough.