Reported Annual Crime In Newark

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewark/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,580 (estimate)1,8822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewark/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a4.14.9
Rapen/an/an/a15.338.6
Robberyn/an/an/a108.6101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a127.4237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)485 (estimate)255373
Burglaryn/an/an/a312.1491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,182.91,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a131.5220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,094 (estimate)1,6272,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Newark is 25% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.81 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 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Newark has decreased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Newark (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newark

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newark is 1 in 207
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newark is 1 in 33
The chance of being a victim of crime in Newark is 1 in 28

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

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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wood-Ridge, NJ8,24935347381
Cresskill, NJ8,66911375387
Mountainside, NJ6,76515394408
Ridgefield, NJ11,19126388415
New Milford, NJ16,52418412430
Newark, NJ278,7504853,0943,580

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Greensboro, NC276,2255973,5684,165
Toledo, OH283,9321,1294,4755,604
Plano, TX271,1661531,7991,952
Henderson, NV266,2451681,8932,062
Lincoln, NE265,8113713,2663,636
Newark, NJ278,7504853,0943,580
Source: The Newark, 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.