Salamanca has a crime risk rating well above average for a city in New York State.
Non-violent crimes are not the issue (which is fortunate for tourists) but theft is prevelant.
One in every 300 residents in Salamanca has been a victim of some type of theft every year.
There are only 6 registered sex offenders in the area which is minimal for the size of the population.
So, take a page from the Salamanca police website and do the following:
Lock your car doors... always.
Keep valuables locked away and out of sight.
Have a car alarm installed if possible.
Lock the motel room door at night and use the peephole and the latch-chain.
Keep an eye on the children (if they travel with you) and teach them safety about strangers.
Watch for Deer on all roads. This is an Indian Reservation area and sometimes the Indians shut down the Interstate because of the Government of New York State trying to tax their items they sell. Hopefully the Government will stay out of their business and let them sell tax free cigarettes and gas. New York state wants to sock it to everyone here.