Reported Annual Crime In Chatham

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChatham/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime46n/a (estimate)5141,7902,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChatham/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.25.3
Rape0n/a0.016.240.4
Robbery1n/a11.2100.4102.8
Assault2n/a22.3124.2248.5
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)34245386
Burglary6n/a67.0282.7468.9
Theft33n/a368.51,135.21,745.0
Vehicle theft4n/a44.7126.6236.9
Property crime43n/a (estimate)4801,5452,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Chatham, NJ is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Chatham, NJ. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Chatham, NJ averages 71% lower than the rest of New Jersey while the rate of crime on a national scale is 82% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Chatham, NJ is 86% lower than the average rate of crime in New Jersey and 91% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 69% lower than the remainder of the state of New Jersey and 80% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Chatham, NJ area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mendham, NJ5,00840341382
North Caldwell, NJ6,4070431431
Weston, NJ1,65562388449
New Providence, NJ12,3148449457
Caldwell, NJ7,86476416492
Mountainside, NJ6,7650508508
Essex Fells, NJ2,1400556556
Chatham, NJ9,00034480514

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chatham is 82% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.41 daily crimes that occur in Chatham.
  • Chatham is safer than 96% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chatham you have a 1 in 195 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chatham has decreased by 31%.

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Daily Crime In Chatham (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Chatham, NJ per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for New Jersey and on a national level. In Chatham, NJ the total number of daily crimes is 3.48 times less than the New Jersey average and 5.52 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Chatham, NJ is 7.31 times less than the New Jersey average and 11.53 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Chatham, NJ has a daily crime rate that is 3.22 times less than the New Jersey average and 5.10 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Chatham (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Chatham, NJ area in comparison to other New Jersey communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Chatham, NJ being safer than 93% of cities in New Jersey and 96% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking New Jersey cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Chatham, NJ. In conclusion, Chatham, NJ now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chatham

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chatham is 1 in 2985
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chatham is 1 in 209
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chatham is 1 in 195
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Chatham, NJ? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Chatham, NJ, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 2985. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 209 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Chatham, NJ is 1 in 195.

Year Over Year Crime In Chatham (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Chatham, NJ is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Chatham, NJ has increased by 3% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 32% year over year. Total crimes for Chatham, NJ has decreased by 31% in the same time frame.

Chatham police department

ItemChathamNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2114,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.35.73.3
There are a total of 21 Chatham police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59% less than the New Jersey average and 29% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in New Jersey

StateTotal offendersNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
New Jersey3,92447222
There are a total of 3,924 sex offenders in New Jersey. This yields a total of 47 sex offenders in New Jersey per 100,000 residents which is 79% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Saline, MI9,000109579688
Olney, IL8,9975453,1503,695
Stony Brook University, NY8,9974131,6972,110
Shiprock, NM9,0049205,1626,082
Lincoln Village, OH8,9943082,6502,959
Chatham, NJ9,00034480514
Source: The Chatham, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.