In 2021, the latest year for which data is available, there were 9 homicide incidents reported by the Niagara Falls Police Department to the FBI.
So far in 2023, there have been 4 homicides committed in the city of Niagara Falls. If the trend holds, the 2021 pace of murders committed will be nearly tripled.
With a population of slightly under 50,000, that works out to approximately one homicide for every two thousand residents.
If these numbers hold, the city of Niagara Falls will once again bear the burden of being the most dangerous city in the state, a title it has attained numerous times over the past few years, according to statewide FBI statistics.