Sometimes Buffalo, NY, receives a bad reputation as being dangerous. A couple weeks back we went over Buffalo's most dangerous neighborhoods with you, according to Neighborhood Scout. Buffalo as a whole has a crime rate of 3 with a national median of 3.8.

According to Neighborhood Scout, there are an average of 3,000 violent crimes and an average of 13,000 property crimes a year. The chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Buffalo are one in 81, while the average in New York state is one in 262.

Buffalo is safer than three percent of the cities in the United States.

A safe neighborhood is characterized by a low number of robberies, burglaries, larceny and violent crimes.

So what are the SAFEST neighborhoods in Buffalo? Let's take a look at the safest neighborhoods based on the number of reported crimes in each area, according Neighborhood Scout.

  • 5

    Northwood Dr / Ayer Rd

  • 4

    Tonawanda Creek Rd / New Rd

  • 3

    Maple Rd / Youngs Rd

  • 2

    N Forest Rd / Forest Hill Dr

  • 1

    Getzville / North Forest Acres

    The median real estate price in this area is $236,440, which is more expensive than 35 percent of the neighborhoods in New York Stat, according to Neighborhood Scout.