Reported Annual Crime In Newark

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewark/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,945n/a (estimate)3,1781,7902,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewark/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder100n/a35.54.25.3
Rape99n/a35.216.240.4
Robbery1,334n/a474.0100.4102.8
Assault1,104n/a392.3124.2248.5
Violent crime2,637n/a (estimate)937245386
Burglary1,138n/a404.3282.7468.9
Theft3,048n/a1,083.01,135.21,745.0
Vehicle theft2,122n/a754.0126.6236.9
Property crime6,308n/a (estimate)2,2411,5452,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Newark, NJ. All reported Newark, NJ crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Newark, NJ overall crime rate is 78% higher than in comparison to the New Jersey average; and is also 12% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Newark, NJ, the rate is 282% higher than compared to the New Jersey average, and 143% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Newark, NJ comes in at 45% higher than to the average seen in New Jersey, and 9% lower than the overall national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
New Milford, NJ16,52412244256
Cresskill, NJ8,66923329352
Bergenfield, NJ27,15729358387
North Caldwell, NJ6,4070431431
New Providence, NJ12,3148449457
Tenafly, NJ14,67227457484
Caldwell, NJ7,86476416492
Newark, NJ278,7509372,2413,178

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Newark is 12% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.71 daily crimes that occur in Newark.
  • Newark is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Newark you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Newark has decreased by 19%.

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Daily Crime In Newark (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Newark, NJ per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for New Jersey as well as national figures. In Newark, NJ the total number of daily crimes is 1.78 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.12 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Newark, NJ are 3.82 times more than the New Jersey average and 2.43 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Newark, NJ has a daily crime rate that is 1.45 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.09 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Newark (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Newark, NJ area in comparison to other New Jersey communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Newark, NJ being safer than 9% of cities in New Jersey and 21% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking New Jersey cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Newark, NJ. In conclusion, Newark, NJ now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newark

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newark is 1 in 107
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newark is 1 in 45
The chance of being a victim of crime in Newark is 1 in 32
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Newark, NJ? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Newark, NJ your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 107. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 45 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Newark, NJ is 1 in 32.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Newark, NJ is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Newark, NJ has decreased by 13%, while the property crime rate in Newark, NJ has decreased by 21% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Newark, NJ has decreased by 19% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Newark police department

ItemNewarkNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,32214,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.75.73.3
There are a total of 1,322 Newark police officers. This results in 4.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.2% less than the New Jersey average and 45.1% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Greensboro, NC276,2255113,7614,272
Toledo, OH283,9321,1924,0205,213
Plano, TX271,1661381,9012,039
Henderson, NV266,2452121,8812,092
Lincoln, NE265,8113583,1053,463
Newark, NJ278,7509372,2413,178
Source: The Newark, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.