The annual crime report shows these facts:
about 1 murder , 15 rapes, 30 robberies, 100 assaults.
Burglaries and thefts are about 3 per day on average.
Car thefts happen at a rate of 1 per week.
There are 46 sex offenders registered in the Jamestown,NY area.
If you are traveling in this area with children or as a lone woman, then you may want to use the website below.
Jamestown is considered about average for crime risk as compared to other American towns of similar size.
Use normal caution: lock doors, don't flash your cash, blend in so that you are not targeted as a tourist, keep an eye on the children and don't go to unfamiliar areas alone or late at night.
Most tourists are in Jamestown for a day or two and have no problems. Check with the hotel staff to see if there are any areas you should avoid.
Jamestown New York has some good places to shop but in the Downtown they make a living off ticketing cars at parking meters. I recomend going to Lakewood New York shopping and eating. They have a Mall and you dont have to worry about parking tickets. A walk through Jamestown shows it consist of alot of second hand shops and junk stores. Chautauqua Mall made it a shopping Ghost Town. They are good merchants there but hard to park and the Meter Readers are everywhere. If you do get a ticket take it to the Police station and tell them to stick it up there?*^&&^**&.
Watch for Deer crossing the roads just about anywhere in the Area. They do alot of Damage to cars and can cause a fatal accident. They are great to watch but not to hit.