The crime stats for Hammondsport puts the town in the upper 20% of safe cities in New York. But Hammondsport has more thefts/burglaries than the average American town. So be sure to lock doors and use the latch-chain and secure your valuables in the motel safebox as common sense approaches to remaining safe in Hammondsport.
I was quite surprised to find that Hammondsport, as small a town as it is, has 4 registered sex offenders. That is a lot for the small population, about one sex offender for every 200 people.
(If you need to find out more about this, see the website below)
We have been there during the day several times and have never had any problems.
If you are going on wine tasting tours, it really is best to book one of the tours that have vehicles with designated drivers who stay sober and drop you off and pick you up later at each of the stops in the tour.
If you are doing self-guided tours (like we do), then one in the group needs to be designated as the non-drinker. Don't fool yourself into thinking "it's just a few sips of wine". The people pouring the drinks at the tasting bar are not stingy with the pours. You have to monitor yourself.
Drink responsibly.... drive sober.