Elizabeth, NJ Crime Rates & Statistics

Elizabeth crime information

StatisticElizabeth /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Violent crime1,049290387
Property crime4,0672,0472,859
Total crime index5,1152,3383,246
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  • The Elizabeth crime index is 118% higher than the New Jersey average and and the New Jersey crime index is 27% lower than the National average.
  • The Elizabeth violent crime rate is 261% higher than the New Jersey average and and the New Jersey violent crime rate is 24% lower than the National average.
  • The Elizabeth property crime rate is 98% higher than the New Jersey average and and the New Jersey property crime rate is 28% lower than the National average.

Elizabeth police department

ItemElizabethNew JerseyNational
Total police officers46619,179511,598
Police officers /1000 residents3.73.62.8
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There are a total of 466 Elizabeth police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.5% greater than the New Jersey average and 32.5% greater than the National average.

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  • Elizabeth is safer than 6.1% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Elizabeth is less than 4% of the cities in New Jersey.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 20.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 96.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 25.

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Elizabeth violent crime breakdown

CrimeElizabethElizabeth /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Murder171445
Rape38301227
Robbery723577128113
Assault537428146242

Elizabeth property crime breakdown

CrimeElizabethElizabeth /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Burglary1,162927478670
Theft2,6412,1061,3841,959
Vehichle theft1,2961,034186230

Sex offenders in New Jersey

StateTotal offendersNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
New Jersey2,45529192

There are a total of 2,455 sex offenders in New Jersey. This yields a total of 29 sex offenders in New Jersey per 100,000 residents which is 85% less than the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Elizabeth, NJ

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Dayton-Weequahic Park, Newark2.8Port Richmond, New York4.4
Howland Hook, New York2.8Bloomfield-Chelsea-Travis, New York4.7
Weequahic, Newark3.4Springfield-Belmont, Newark4.8
Mariners Harbor, New York3.8West Side, Newark4.9
Lower Clinton Hill, Newark3.8Westerleigh-Castleton, New York5.3
Upper Clinton Hill, Newark4North Ironbound, Newark5.5
South Broad Street, Newark4.3Upper Vailsburg, Newark5.6
South Ironbound, Newark4.4Lower Vailsburg, Newark5.6
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Cities near Elizabeth, NJ

CityMilesCityMiles
Elizabeth, NJ0Bayonne, NJ4.8
Hillside, NJ2.5Cranford, NJ5
Roselle, NJ2.8Newark, NJ5.2
Linden, NJ2.9Rahway, NJ5.4
Roselle Park, NJ3.1Maplewood, NJ5.6
Union, NJ4Carteret, NJ5.6
Kenilworth, NJ4.4Clark, NJ6
Irvington, NJ4.5Garwood, NJ6
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