Paterson, NJ Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Paterson

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePaterson/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,656n/a (estimate)3,8982,1713,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePaterson/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder18n/a1255
Rape26n/a181325
Robbery848n/a584136109
Assault663n/a457136229
Violent crime1,555n/a (estimate)1,072289368
Burglary1,368n/a943403610
Theft1,984n/a1,3681,3251,899
Vehichle theft749n/a516155221
Property crime4,101n/a (estimate)2,8271,8832,731

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 79% higher than the average of the whole of the state of New Jersey, and when compared with the national average, is 25% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Paterson, NJ has 271% higher than violent crime rate than New Jersey average, while remaining 191% higher than the national average. In property crime, Paterson, NJ is 50% higher than the average of New Jersey and is 3% higher than the national average.

The overall crime rate in Paterson is 25% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 10.68 daily crimes that occur in Paterson.
Paterson is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
In Paterson you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Paterson has decreased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Paterson (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Paterson, NJ on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of New Jersey. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Paterson, NJ (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to New Jersey state wide, are 1.80 times more than than the state average and 1.26 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Paterson, NJ on a daily bases are 3.72 times more than than New Jersey average and 2.91 times more than than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Paterson, NJ are 1.50 times more than than the daily state average and 1.04 times more than than the daily national numbers.

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How Safe is Paterson (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Paterson, NJ in comparison to other notable cities in the state of New Jersey as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Paterson, NJ to other cities in the state and across the country, Paterson, NJ is 4% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 11% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in New Jersey cities and all around the United States, Paterson, NJ has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Paterson, NJ crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Paterson

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Paterson is 1 in 94
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Paterson is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Paterson is 1 in 26

Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Paterson, NJ? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Paterson, NJ you have a 1 in 94 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Paterson, NJ.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Paterson, 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 Paterson, NJ has increased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Paterson, NJ has decreased by 10% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Paterson, NJ has decreased by 7% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Harrington Park, NJ4,7150144144
Haworth, NJ3,3820146146
Old Tappan, NJ5,7540255255
Park Ridge, NJ8,69911313324
Piermont, NY2,52424304328
Paterson, NJ145,6551,0722,8273,898

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kansas City, KS145,6054954,8965,392
Torrance, CA145,4431271,8882,015
Hayward, CA145,1653903,2093,599
Syracuse, NY144,7038294,5005,329
Bridgeport, CT144,4469503,0353,985
Paterson, NJ145,6551,0722,8273,898

Paterson police department

ItemPatersonNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)45314,540504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.15.73.3

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.

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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.