Paterson, NJ Crime Rates & Statistics

Paterson crime information

StatisticPaterson /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Violent crime1,016290387
Property crime3,2262,0472,859
Total crime index4,2422,3383,246
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  • The Paterson 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 Paterson violent crime rate is 250% higher than the New Jersey average and and the New Jersey violent crime rate is 24% lower than the National average.
  • The Paterson property crime rate is 57% higher than the New Jersey average and and the New Jersey property crime rate is 28% lower than the National average.

Paterson police department

ItemPatersonNew JerseyNational
Total police officers56319,179511,598
Police officers /1000 residents3.93.62.8
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There are a total of 563 Paterson police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.2% greater than the New Jersey average and 37.3% greater than the National average.

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  • Paterson is safer than 9.1% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Paterson is less than 6% of the cities in New Jersey.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Paterson is 1 in 24.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Paterson is 1 in 99.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Paterson is 1 in 31.

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Paterson violent crime breakdown

CrimePatersonPaterson /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Murder171245
Rape39271227
Robbery751512128113
Assault683466146242

Paterson property crime breakdown

CrimePatersonPaterson /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Burglary1,7901,220478670
Theft1,8881,2871,3841,959
Vehichle theft1,054719186230

Sex offenders in New Jersey

StateTotal offendersNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
New Jersey2,45529192

There are a total of 2,455 sex offenders in New Jersey. This yields a total of 29 sex offenders in New Jersey per 100,000 residents which is 85% less than the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Paterson, NJ

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Forest Hill, Newark9.5Central Business District, Newark12.3
Upper Roseville, Newark9.7Upper Vailsburg, Newark12.4
North Broadway, Newark9.8Hamilton Heights, New York12.7
Mount Pleasant, Newark11Morningside Heights, New York12.7
Seventh Avenue, Newark11.1Lower Vailsburg, Newark12.8
Lower Roseville, Newark11.1Washington Heights, New York12.8
Fairmuont, Newark11.9The Heights, Jersey City13
University Heights, Newark12Upper West Side, New York13.1
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Cities near Paterson, NJ

CityMilesCityMiles
Paterson, NJ0Clifton, NJ3.3
Prospect Park, NJ1.5North Haledon, NJ3.4
Haledon, NJ1.9Saddle Brook, NJ3.6
Elmwood Park, NJ2.3Glen Rock, NJ3.7
West Paterson, NJ2.4Garfield, NJ3.8
Fair Lawn, NJ2.7Little Falls, NJ4.2
Hawthorne, NJ2.9Passaic, NJ4.4
Totowa, NJ3Rochelle Park, NJ4.5
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