The number of robberies, burglaries and larcenies are the lowest they’ve been since 1985. Overall, the crime rate in Rochester is at a 25-year low.

But at the same time, gun violence has been on the rise. The number of aggravated assaults was up 15 percent in 2015. The number of shooting victims was up 20 percent. Charges for menacing — threatening someone with a weapon — were up nearly 25 percent. D&C

2012-15 Crime Statistics

Rochester’s population dropped by 795 people last year, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.

The city’s population has fallen by nearly a thousand since 2010, leaving it with an estimated 209,802 residents as of July 1, 2015. Rochester remains the third largest city in the state, behind  New York City (8.55 million) and Buffalo, (258,071).

Monroe County’s population has grown by more than 5,000 since the 2010 census, with the towns of Webster, Henrietta, Penfield and Greece showing the largest gains. D&C

Rochester Education Statistics

No High School 12,043
Some High School 23,343
Some College 32,658
Associate Degree 18,062
Bachelors Degree 28,290
Graduate Degree 21,550
As of June, the four-year graduation rate was 46 percent. That’s up 3 percent from 2014. By August, after summer school, the graduation rate rose to 50.9 percent, just barely down from 2014’s 51 percent. The rates are well below the state average of 78 percent. TWCN