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
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|