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There were an estimated 1,171 total crimes per 100,000 people in Elmira, New York. This rate is lower than the average in the state of New York which has 3,176 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Elmira is also higher than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Elmira, there were an estimated 97 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of New York is 376 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 386 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 1,074 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is higher than both the New York average of 1,546 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Elmira, New York:

The overall crime rate in Elmira is 47% higher than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 11.46 daily crimes that occur in Elmira.
Elmira is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
In Elmira you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Elmira has increased by 25%.

Elmira Police Department

Peter Michalko is the Police Chief of Elmira Police Department. Chief Peter can be contacted at 607-734-2031 or (607) 735-8600 or via email at

Peter Michalko, Police Chief
Elmira Police Department
317 Main Street
Elmira, New York 14445
Phone: 607-734-2031 or (607) 735-8600
Emergency: 911
Office Hours: 8:30-4:30

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Elmira, New York Information

Elmira is a town located in Chemung County, New York. The town is in the south-central part of the county, in the Southern Tier of New York. It is part of the Elmira Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Town of Elmira had a population of approximately 6,934 in the year 2016.

The Town Supervisor of the Town of Elmira, New York is David Sullivan. David can be contacted at (607) 734-2031 or via email at

David Sullivan, Town Supervisor
Town Supervisor’s Office
Town of Elmira
1255 W. Water Street
Elmira, NY 14905
Phone: (607) 734-2031

In 2016, the crime-index in Elmira, New York was 274.3, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 270.1. According to research, New York and other state lists there were 222 registered sex offenders living in Elmira, New York as of July 12, 2018.The ratio of number of residents in Elmira to the number of sex offenders is 129 to 1.

Open Record Request in Elmira, New York

Contact the Town Clerk’s Office for records at the Town of Elmira.

The Town Clerk’s Office is the custodian of all town records. The Town Clerk is responsible for many duties such as Dog Licensing, DEC Conservation Licenses, Registrar of Marriage Licenses and Records Management Officer of Town Records. The Town Clerk’s Office is responsible for all Freedom of Information requests (FOIL).

All FOIL requests are administered through the Town Clerk’s Office. Requests can be made in person, by mail, e-mail or by FAX. An Application for Public Access to Records form must be completed and submitted; forms are available in the Town Clerk’s Office.

The Town Clerk of Elmira, New York is JoAnn Sherwood. JoAnn can be contacted at (585) 586-3553 or via email at

JoAnn Sherwood, Town Clerk
Town Clerk’s Office
Town of Elmira
1255 W. Water Street
Elmira, NY 14905
Phone (607) 734-2031
Fax (607) 734-4089
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

The Town of Elmira is located in Chemung County, New York.

Contact the County Clerk of Chemung County, New York for records.

The County Clerk is Catherine K. Hughes. Adam can be reached at 607-737-2920.

Catherine K. Hughes, County Clerk
Chemung County Clerk’s Office
210 Lake Street
PO Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902
Phone: 607-737-2920
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Chemung County, New York

The Sheriff of the Chemung County is Sheriff Christopher J. Moss. Sheriff Christopher can be reached at (607) 737-2987.

Christopher J. Moss, Sheriff
Chemung County Sheriff’s Office
203-209 William Street
Elmira, NY 14901
Phone: (607) 737-2987
Fax: (607) 737-2930
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Corrections Division:

The Corrections Division of the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the staffing, operation, as well as the safety and security of the Chemung County Correctional Facility. The Correctional Facility has the maximum capacity of 262 inmates.

Sending Money to Inmates at the Chemung County Jail:

Inmates may also receive money the form of cash, money order or checks.

Visitation Hours at the Chemung County Jail:

Monday / Wednesday / Friday:
2:30 PM through 9:00 PM.

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