List Says Utica Among 10 Most Dangerous Cities in New York
A list circulating on social media says FBI statistics put Utica among the top ten most dangerous in New York State.
The Top 10 are:
- Niagara Falls
- Johnson City
Honestly, we don't buy it. We'd like to see the specific statistics they're using to make this determination.
Utica Police Chief Mark Williams tells WKTV he can't be sure of the accuracy: "It's hard to say because I don't know what stats they used. Did they use just part one offenses, or part one and two? I will tell you this much, I know that they ranked us ninth, but we're also the largest city in New York State absent New York City."
(**FACT CHECK: Utica is not the largest city outside of NYC. We're actually 9th.)
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