These are the Most Dangerous Neighborhoods to Live in Syracuse, NY

There are too many stereotypes about Syracuse’s areas to list them all. In every city, there are ghettos, hipster neighborhoods, elite neighborhoods, and neighborhoods where college students do well. In Syracuse, it looks like there’s a town for everyone.

Syracuse is often ranked as one of the best places to live in New York because there are so many things to do and jobs available. But life isn’t always flowers and sunshine there. Some parts of town are not as safe as others.

Now the question is, which parts of Syracuse are the best and which are the most dangerous? Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science to find the “sore thumbs” of the Syracuse area so that we can give them some extra love and care. Truth be told, you can’t expect every neighborhood to be great, but Sedgewick is by far the best.

Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Syracuse, NY

Near Westside

Population: 6,228
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,948
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,026
Median Home Value: $66,829 (5th worst)
Median Income: $27,170 (3rd worst)


Population: 2,594
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 668
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,243
Median Home Value: $62,450 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $29,010 (4th worst)

Near Eastside

Population: 2,727
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,095
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,489
Median Home Value: $105,020 (15th worst)
Median Income: $35,847 (9th worst)

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Salt Springs

Population: 5,199
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 665
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,962
Median Home Value: $91,929 (12th worst)
Median Income: $42,440 (11th worst)

North Valley

Population: 5,355
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 477
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,461
Median Home Value: $70,075 (7th worst)
Median Income: $34,589 (8th worst)

Washington Square

Population: 13,088
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,096
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,852
Median Home Value: $76,371 (8th worst)
Median Income: $31,744 (7th worst)

Study to find the most dangerous neighborhoods in Syracuse, NY

It wasn’t hard to figure out which places are bad to live in; we just had to find out what people like and which places have the least of those things. This is what we put into Saturday Night Science to find the worst areas in Syracuse:

  • High crime (Estimated)
  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)

After that, we put each area in Syracuse, New York, in order from worst to best based on these factors. Next, we took the average of the scores for each category and came up with a “Worst Score.” Out of all the neighborhoods in Syracuse, the one with the lowest “Worst Score” is the safest.

The piece gives an opinion based on facts and is meant to be fun and interesting. This page has been changed for 2024. We spent a lot of time making this list of the worst places to live in Syracuse.

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