Reported Annual Crime In Princeton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePrinceton/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime267n/a (estimate)8771,8822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePrinceton/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.14.9
Rape1n/a3.315.338.6
Robbery2n/a6.6108.6101.9
Assault10n/a32.8127.4237.8
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)43255373
Burglary42n/a137.9312.1491.4
Theft206n/a676.61,182.91,775.4
Vehicle theft6n/a19.7131.5220.2
Property crime254n/a (estimate)8341,6272,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Princeton, NJ. These figures on reported criminal activity in Princeton, 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 Princeton, NJ is 53% lower than the average of the whole of the state of New Jersey, and when compared with the national average, is 69% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Princeton, NJ has 83% lower than violent crime rate than New Jersey average, while remaining 89% lower than the national average. In property crime, Princeton, NJ is 49% lower than the average of New Jersey and is 66% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Princeton is 69% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.4 daily crimes that occur in Princeton.
  • Princeton is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Princeton you have a 1 in 115 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Princeton has decreased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In Princeton (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Princeton, 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 Princeton, NJ (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to New Jersey state wide, are 2.15 times less than the state average and 3.26 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Princeton, NJ on a daily bases are 5.98 times less than than New Jersey average and 8.73 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Princeton, NJ are 1.95 times less than the daily state average and 2.98 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Princeton (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Princeton, 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 Princeton, NJ to other cities in the state and across the country, Princeton, NJ is 70% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 87% 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, Princeton, NJ has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Princeton, NJ crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Princeton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Princeton is 1 in 2343
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Princeton is 1 in 120
The chance of being a victim of crime in Princeton is 1 in 115
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Princeton, NJ? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Princeton, NJ, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 2343. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 120 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Princeton, NJ is 1 in 115.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Princeton, NJ is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Princeton, NJ has decreased by 38%, the amount of property crime in Princeton, NJ has decreased by 10%, and the total amount of crime in Princeton, NJ has decreased by 12% year to year.

Princeton police department

ItemPrincetonNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3914,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.25.73.3
There are a total of 39 Princeton police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.4% less than the New Jersey average and 2.1% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ten Mile Run, NJ1,77436228264
Pennington, NJ2,58839233271
Cranbury, NJ2,34740255295
Princeton Junction, NJ2,44440258298
Langhorne, PA1,50344254299
Princeton, NJ28,94043834877

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lake in the Hills, IL28,92666447513
Perry Hall, MD28,9245302,6873,217
East Palo Alto, CA28,9206062,1832,789
Golden Gate, FL28,9176533,9774,630
Lake Magdalene, FL28,9663992,4322,831
Princeton, NJ28,94043834877
Source: The Princeton, 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.