Reported Annual Crime In Union City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleUnion City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,345n/a (estimate)1,9401,7902,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleUnion City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.44.25.3
Rape1n/a1.416.240.4
Robbery71n/a102.4100.4102.8
Assault138n/a199.0124.2248.5
Violent crime211n/a (estimate)304245386
Burglary116n/a167.3282.7468.9
Theft914n/a1,318.11,135.21,745.0
Vehicle theft104n/a150.0126.6236.9
Property crime1,134n/a (estimate)1,6351,5452,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Union City, NJ for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Union City, NJ is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Union City, NJ crime rates are 8% higher than in comparison to the New Jersey mean and are 32% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Union City, NJ has a rate that is 24% higher than the New Jersey average; compared to the United States, it is 21% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Union City, NJ is 6% higher than its state's mean, and 33% lower than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
New Milford, NJ16,52412244256
Saddle Rock, NY1,04353217270
Tuckahoe, NY1,42653217270
Cresskill, NJ8,66923329352
Oradell, NJ8,0800377377
Bergenfield, NJ27,15729358387
Closter, NJ8,51923392415
Union City, NJ68,0013041,6351,940

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Union City is 32% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.31 daily crimes that occur in Union City.
  • Union City is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Union City you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Union City has increased by 1%.

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Compare Union City, NJ Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Union City (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Union City, 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 Union City, NJ (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to New Jersey state wide, are 1.08 times more than the state average and 1.46 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Union City, NJ on a daily bases are 1.24 times more than than New Jersey average and 1.27 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Union City, NJ are 1.06 times more than the daily state average and 1.50 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Union City (higher is better)

How safe is Union City, NJ compared to other cities in New Jersey and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Union City, NJ is safer than 25% of the cities in New Jersey and 51% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in New Jersey and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Union City, NJ. Overall, Union City, NJ is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Union City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Union City is 1 in 329
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Union City is 1 in 62
The chance of being a victim of crime in Union City is 1 in 52
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Union City, NJ? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Union City, NJ you have a 1 in 329 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 62 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Union City, NJ.

Year Over Year Crime In Union City (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Union City, NJ is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Union City, NJ has increased by 27% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 3% year over year. Total crimes for Union City, NJ has increased by 1% in the same time frame.

Union City police department

ItemUnion CityNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)21614,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.25.73.3
There are a total of 216 Union City 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.

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Mount Vernon, NY67,9626631,7872,451
Rock Hill, SC68,1856163,5054,120
Flower Mound, TX67,63045828873
Missoula, MT68,3775255,2345,758
Waterloo, IA68,3927403,0963,837
Union City, NJ68,0013041,6351,940
Source: The Union City, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.