Elizabeth, NJ Crime Rates & Statistics

Elizabeth crime information

StatisticElizabeth /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Violent crime786289368
Property crime2,8761,8832,731
Total crime index3,6632,1713,099
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  • The Elizabeth crime index is 68% higher than the New Jersey average and and the New Jersey crime index is 29% lower than the National average.
  • The Elizabeth violent crime rate is 172% higher than the New Jersey average and and the New Jersey violent crime rate is 21% lower than the National average.
  • The Elizabeth property crime rate is 52% higher than the New Jersey average and and the New Jersey property crime rate is 31% lower than the National average.

Elizabeth police department

ItemElizabethNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)42314,540504,711
Police officers /1000 residents3.35.73.3
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There are a total of 423 Elizabeth police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.7% less than the New Jersey average and 2.6% greater than the National average.

Did you know?

  • Elizabeth is safer than 14% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Elizabeth is less than 6% of the cities in New Jersey.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 28.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 128.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 35.

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Elizabeth violent crime breakdown

CrimeElizabethElizabeth /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Murder7655
Rape37291325
Robbery554436136109
Assault401316136229

Elizabeth property crime breakdown

CrimeElizabethElizabeth /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Burglary793624403610
Theft1,8611,4651,3251,899
Vehichle theft1,001788155221

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.

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Neighborhoods in & around Elizabeth, NJ

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Battery Park, New York8610.7
Tribeca, New York8611.3
The Waterfront, Jersey City8510.2
Greenwich Village, New York8512.2
Financial District, New York8511
Murray Hill, New York8413.6
Garment District, New York8413.1
West Village, New York8411.8
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Soho, New York8411.5
Gramercy, New York8413
Cobble Hill, New York8411.2
Upper West Side, New York8414.9
Midtown, New York8413.8
Chelsea, New York8412.5
Park Slope, New York8412
Downtown, New York8311.9
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Cities near Elizabeth, NJ

CityScoreMiles
Bronxville, NY8827.4
Hewlett Bay Park, NY8827.1
Plandome Heights, NY8828.2
Roslyn Estates, NY8730.2
Ridgewood, NJ8722.3
Kensington, NY8727.1
Plandome, NY8728.3
Saddle Rock Estates, NY8726.1
CityScoreMiles
Woodsburgh, NY8726.5
Chatham, NJ8710.5
Larchmont, NY8730.1
Flower Hill, NY8729.4
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ8723.7
Upper Montclair, NJ8712.6
Westfield, NJ877.2
Harbor Hills, NY8725.8
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