Paterson, NJ Crime Rates & Statistics

Paterson crime information

StatisticPaterson /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Violent crime1,055290387
Property crime3,1532,0472,859
Total crime index4,2082,3383,246
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  • The Paterson crime index is 80% 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 263% 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 54% 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 officers45314,540504,711
Police officers /1000 residents3.15.73.3
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There are a total of 453 Paterson police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.5% less than the New Jersey average and 5.7% less than the National average.

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  • Paterson is safer than 11.9% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Paterson is less than 5% 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 95.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Paterson is 1 in 32.

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Paterson violent crime breakdown

CrimePatersonPaterson /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Murder211445
Rape22151227
Robbery854580128113
Assault655445146242

Paterson property crime breakdown

CrimePatersonPaterson /100KNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
Burglary1,6191,100478670
Theft2,1141,4371,3841,959
Vehichle theft907616186230

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.

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Neighborhoods in & around Paterson, NJ

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Carnegie Hill, New York8614.6
North Sutton Area, New York8515.5
Greenwich Village, New York8515.7
Upper East Side, New York8515
Murray Hill, New York8415.5
Garment District, New York8414.9
West Village, New York8415.2
Gramercy, New York8415.8
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Upper West Side, New York8413.5
Midtown, New York8414.7
Chelsea, New York8414.8
Central Park, New York8314.2
Clinton, New York8214.2
Morningside Heights, New York8113.2
Astoria-Long Island City, New York7816.6
Sunny Side, New York7817.3
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Cities near Paterson, NJ

CityScoreMiles
Bronxville, NY8817.8
Hewlett Bay Park, NY8831.7
Plandome Heights, NY8825.7
Ridgewood, NJ875.2
Roslyn Estates, NY8728
Kensington, NY8725
Plandome, NY8725.6
Munsey Park, NY8727
CityScoreMiles
Saddle Rock Estates, NY8723.9
Woodsburgh, NY8731.6
Flower Hill, NY8726.7
Larchmont, NY8721.9
Harbor Hills, NY8723.9
East Williston, NY8730.1
Russell Gardens, NY8725.2
Roslyn Harbor, NY8728.8
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