Elizabeth, NJ Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Elizabeth

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElizabeth/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,654n/a (estimate)3,6632,1713,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElizabeth/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder7n/a655
Rape37n/a291325
Robbery554n/a436136109
Assault401n/a316136229
Violent crime999n/a (estimate)786289368
Burglary793n/a624403610
Theft1,861n/a1,4651,3251,899
Vehicle theft1,001n/a788155221
Property crime3,655n/a (estimate)2,8761,8832,731

A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Elizabeth, 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 Elizabeth, 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 Elizabeth, NJ averages 68% higher than the rest of New Jersey while the rate of crime on a national scale is 18% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Elizabeth, NJ is 172% higher than the average rate of crime in New Jersey and 113% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 52% higher than the remainder of the state of New Jersey and 5% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Elizabeth, NJ area.

The overall crime rate in Elizabeth is 18% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 10.03 daily crimes that occur in Elizabeth.
Elizabeth is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
In Elizabeth you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Elizabeth has decreased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In Elizabeth (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Elizabeth, NJ on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of New Jersey. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Elizabeth, NJ (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to New Jersey state wide, are 1.69 times more than than the state average and 1.18 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Elizabeth, NJ on a daily bases are 2.73 times more than than New Jersey average and 2.14 times more than than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Elizabeth, NJ are 1.53 times more than than the daily state average and 1.05 times more than than the daily national numbers.

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How Safe is Elizabeth (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Elizabeth, NJ compared to other areas of New Jersey, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Elizabeth, NJ safer than 4% when compared to other New Jersey cities, and 11% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in New Jersey, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Elizabeth, NJ. At this time, Elizabeth, NJ sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elizabeth

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 128
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 35
The chance of being a victim of crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 28

Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Elizabeth, NJ? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Elizabeth, NJ you have a 1 in 128 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 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Elizabeth, NJ.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Elizabeth, NJ is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Elizabeth, NJ has decreased by 1% and the rate of property crime in Elizabeth, NJ has decreased by 16%. The total crime rate in Elizabeth, NJ has decreased by 13% year to year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Leonia, NJ8,94866409475
Essex Fells, NJ2,12590498588
North Caldwell, NJ6,27616593609
Chatham, NJ8,97822615637
Wood-Ridge, NJ7,89212626637
Elizabeth, NJ124,7957862,8763,663

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Waco, TX124,8434044,2504,654
Hartford, CT124,8791,1794,0315,210
Gainesville, FL124,9816373,9394,575
Simi Valley, CA123,9421051,3541,459
Visalia, CA123,9053913,7974,188
Elizabeth, NJ124,7957862,8763,663

Elizabeth police department

ItemElizabethNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)42314,540504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.35.73.3

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.

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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.