Reported Annual Crime In Jersey City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJersey City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,612n/a (estimate)2,1161,8822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJersey City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder27n/a10.24.14.9
Rape97n/a36.615.338.6
Robbery549n/a207.0108.6101.9
Assault710n/a267.8127.4237.8
Violent crime1,383n/a (estimate)522255373
Burglary976n/a368.1312.1491.4
Theft2,648n/a998.61,182.91,775.4
Vehicle theft605n/a228.2131.5220.2
Property crime4,229n/a (estimate)1,5951,6272,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Jersey City, NJ is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 12% higher than the average of crimes committed in New Jersey. It is also 26% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Jersey City, NJ shows a crime rate that is 104% higher than the New Jersey average. The crime rate is also 40% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Jersey City, NJ is shown to be 2% lower than the New Jersey average and 36% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Jersey City is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.8 daily crimes that occur in Jersey City.
  • Jersey City is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Jersey City you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Jersey City has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Jersey City (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Jersey City, NJ is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for New Jersey and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Jersey City, NJ are 1.12 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.35 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Jersey City, NJ are 2.04 times more than than New Jersey and 1.40 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Jersey City, NJ are 1.02 times less than than New Jersey and 1.56 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Jersey City (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Jersey City, NJ in comparison to other notable cities in the state of New Jersey as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Jersey City, NJ to other cities in the state and across the country, Jersey City, NJ is 11% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 24% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in New Jersey cities and all around the United States, Jersey City, NJ has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Jersey City, NJ crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jersey City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jersey City is 1 in 192
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jersey City is 1 in 63
The chance of being a victim of crime in Jersey City is 1 in 48
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Jersey City, NJ? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Jersey City, NJ you have a 1 in 192 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 63 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Jersey City, NJ.

Year Over Year Crime In Jersey City (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Jersey City, NJ is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Jersey City, NJ has decreased by 2%, the amount of property crime in Jersey City, NJ has decreased by 2%, and the total amount of crime in Jersey City, NJ has decreased by 2% year to year.

Jersey City police department

ItemJersey CityNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)94014,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.75.73.3
There are a total of 940 Jersey City police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.9% less than the New Jersey average and 14.4% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wood-Ridge, NJ8,24935347381
Ridgefield, NJ11,19126388415
Bergenfield, NJ27,15725447473
Essex Fells, NJ2,14048431479
North Caldwell, NJ6,4070533533
Jersey City, NJ255,8615221,5952,116

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Fort Wayne, IN255,7843793,0583,437
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Buffalo, NY259,9591,1194,3305,449
Orlando, FL250,2249416,0166,956
St. Petersburg, FL248,4297425,6236,365
Jersey City, NJ255,8615221,5952,116
Source: The Jersey City, 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.