Reported Annual Crime In Clayton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleClayton/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime147n/a (estimate)1,7661,8822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleClayton/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.14.9
Rape0n/a0.015.338.6
Robbery2n/a24.0108.6101.9
Assault4n/a48.1127.4237.8
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)72255373
Burglary34n/a408.5312.1491.4
Theft105n/a1,261.41,182.91,775.4
Vehicle theft2n/a24.0131.5220.2
Property crime141n/a (estimate)1,6941,6272,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Clayton, 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 Clayton, 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 Clayton, NJ averages 6% lower than the rest of New Jersey while the rate of crime on a national scale is 38% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Clayton, NJ is 72% lower than the average rate of crime in New Jersey and 81% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 4% higher than the remainder of the state of New Jersey and 32% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Clayton, NJ area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Clayton is 38% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.84 daily crimes that occur in Clayton.
  • Clayton is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Clayton you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Clayton has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Clayton (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Clayton, 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 Clayton, NJ the total number of daily crimes is 1.07 times less than the New Jersey average and 1.62 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Clayton, NJ is 3.54 times less than the New Jersey average and 5.17 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Clayton, NJ has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.47 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Clayton (higher is better)

How safe is Clayton, NJ compared to other cities in New Jersey and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Clayton, NJ is safer than 47% of the cities in New Jersey and 72% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in New Jersey and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Clayton, NJ. Overall, Clayton, NJ is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Clayton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Clayton is 1 in 1388
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Clayton is 1 in 60
The chance of being a victim of crime in Clayton is 1 in 57
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Clayton, NJ? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Clayton, NJ you have a 1 in 1388 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Clayton, NJ.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Clayton, NJ is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Clayton, NJ has increased by 18%, while the property crime rate in Clayton, NJ has decreased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Clayton, NJ has decreased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Clayton police department

ItemClaytonNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1714,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.15.73.3
There are a total of 17 Clayton police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.5% less than the New Jersey average and 36.9% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Tavistock, NJ9000
Pine Valley, NJ2000
Medford Lakes, NJ4,13849366414
Greenwich, NJ2,66677488565
Olivet, NJ1,42395606702
Clayton, NJ8,225721,6941,766

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Gateway, FL8,2262391,4551,694
Elgin, TX8,2242972,0592,356
Tega Cay, SC8,224111,5681,579
Cambridge, MN8,2231193,8834,002
Hillsdale, MI8,2223081,2811,589
Clayton, NJ8,225721,6941,766
Source: The Clayton, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.