The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Paterson, NJ. These figures on reported criminal activity in Paterson, NJ, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Paterson, NJ is 62% higher than the average of the whole of the state of New Jersey, and when compared with the national average, is 2% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Paterson, NJ has 212% higher than violent crime rate than New Jersey average, while remaining 98% higher than the national average. In property crime, Paterson, NJ is 39% higher than the average of New Jersey and is 13% lower than the national average.