Elizabeth, NJ Crime Rates & Statistics

Elizabeth crime information

StatisticElizabeth /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Violent crime797290387
Property crime3,4452,0472,859
Total crime index4,2432,3383,246
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  • The Elizabeth crime index is 81% 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 174% 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 68% 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 officers42314,540505,262
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.

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  • Elizabeth is safer than 14.8% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Elizabeth is less than 5% of the cities in New Jersey.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 24.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 126.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 30.

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Elizabeth violent crime breakdown

CrimeElizabethElizabeth /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Murder141145
Rape37291227
Robbery535424128113
Assault421333146242

Elizabeth property crime breakdown

CrimeElizabethElizabeth /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Burglary987782478670
Theft2,1971,7401,3841,959
Vehichle theft1,167924186230

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
Greenwich Village, New York8512.2
The Waterfront, Jersey City8510.2
Financial District, New York8511
Murray Hill, New York8513.6
West Village, New York8511.8
Garment District, New York8513.1
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Soho, New York8511.5
Gramercy, New York8513
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 York8411.9
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Cities near Elizabeth, NJ

CityScoreMiles
Bronxville, NY8927.4
Hewlett Bay Park, NY8827.1
Plandome Heights, NY8828.2
Ridgewood, NJ8822.3
Roslyn Estates, NY8830.2
Kensington, NY8827.1
Plandome, NY8828.3
Flower Hill, NY8829.4
CityScoreMiles
Woodsburgh, NY8726.5
Larchmont, NY8730.1
Westfield, NJ877.2
Russell Gardens, NY8726.7
Roslyn Harbor, NY8731.8
East Williston, NY8730.9
Great Neck Estates, NY8726.2
Munsey Park, NY8729.3
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