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Total crime 45%
Violent crime 51%
Property crime 44%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCarteret/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime340n/a (estimate)1,4211,6132,580
Murder1n/a4.23.25.0
Rape4n/a16.716.042.6
Robbery15n/a62.771.486.2
Assault25n/a104.5117.4246.8
Violent crime45n/a (estimate)188208381
Burglary35n/a146.3215.9376.0
Theft236n/a986.61,065.11,594.6
Vehicle theft24n/a100.3123.9228.9
Property crime295n/a (estimate)1,2331,4052,200

Key findings

  • Carteret crime rates are 45% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Carteret are 51% lower than the national average
  • In Carteret you have a 1 in 71 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Carteret is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Carteret has decreased by 7%

Carteret crime map

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The Carteret crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Carteret as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Carteret crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Carteret (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Carteret, NJ per 100,000 people. In Carteret, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.13 times less than the New Jersey average and 1.82 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Carteret is 1.11 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.02 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Carteret has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times less than the New Jersey average and 1.78 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Carteret (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in New Jersey and all other cities across the US, is Carteret safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Carteret is safer than 32% of other cities in the state of New Jersey. In addition, Carteret is safer than 60% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all New Jersey and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Carteret. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Carteret is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Carteret

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Carteret is 1 in 532
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Carteret is 1 in 82
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Carteret is 1 in 71
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Carteret? In Carteret, you have a 1 in 532 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 82. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Carteret, NJ is 1 in 71.

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

      A good indicator of whether Carteret is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Carteret has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Carteret has decreased by 8% year over year. The number of total crimes in Carteret has decreased by 7% year over year.

      Carteret police department

      ItemCarteretNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6314,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.75.73.3
      There are a total of 63 Carteret police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.7% less than the New Jersey average and 16.1% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in New Jersey

      StateTotal offendersNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
      New Jersey4,53954266
      There are a total of 4,539 sex offenders in New Jersey. This yields a total of 54 sex offenders in New Jersey per 100,000 residents which is 80% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Matawan, NJ8,8940113113
      Helmetta, NJ2,3140364364
      Navesink, NJ1,69950335385
      Fanwood, NJ7,53013412425
      Chatham, NJ9,0300444444
      Belford, NJ1,57357388445
      New Providence, NJ12,4340489489
      Carteret, NJ23,9661881,2331,421

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rock Springs, WY23,9671841,3421,525
      Searcy, AR23,9695212,7873,308
      South Plainfield, NJ23,963951,6381,733
      Wekiwa Springs, FL23,9592411,4281,669
      Bixby, OK23,9561231,5151,638
      Carteret, NJ23,9661881,2331,421
      Source: The Carteret, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.