Reported Annual Crime In Dover

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDover/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime219n/a (estimate)1,1941,7842,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDover/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.65.3
Rape0n/a0.016.741.7
Robbery14n/a76.387.798.0
Assault15n/a81.8120.8248.9
Violent crime29n/a (estimate)158229383
Burglary31n/a169.0265.3430.4
Theft139n/a757.91,155.11,694.4
Vehicle theft20n/a109.1135.1237.4
Property crime190n/a (estimate)1,0361,5562,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Dover, NJ. The total number of reported crimes in Dover, NJ is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Dover, NJ crime rate is 33% lower than the New Jersey average and is 56% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Dover, NJ has a violent crime rate that is 31% lower than the New Jersey average and 59% lower than the national average. For property crime, Dover, NJ is 33% lower than the New Jersey average and 56% lower than the national average.
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The Dover crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Dover as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Dover crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Dover is 56% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.27 daily crimes that occur in Dover.
  • Dover is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Dover you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Dover has decreased by 21%.

Compare Dover, NJ Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Dover (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Dover, NJ for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for New Jersey as well as those across America as a whole. The Dover, NJ total amount of daily offenses is 1.49 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.30 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Dover, NJ is 1.45 times less than the New Jersey average, and it is 2.42 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Dover, NJ has a daily crime figure that is 1.50 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.28 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Dover (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Dover, 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 Dover, NJ to other cities in the state and across the country, Dover, NJ is 44% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 69% 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, Dover, NJ has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Dover, NJ crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dover

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dover is 1 in 633
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dover is 1 in 97
The chance of being a victim of crime in Dover is 1 in 84
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Dover, NJ? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Dover, NJ, then there is a 1 in 633 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 97. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 84 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Dover, NJ.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Dover, 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 Dover, NJ has decreased by 3%, the amount of property crime in Dover, NJ has decreased by 23%, and the total amount of crime in Dover, NJ has decreased by 21% year to year.

Dover police department

ItemDoverNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3014,540558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.65.73.3
There are a total of 30 Dover police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 71.1% less than the New Jersey average and 49.7% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Califon, NJ1,3400189189
Peapack and Gladstone, NJ2,58836244280
Mendham, NJ5,01220340360
Kinnelon, NJ10,23949341389
Madison, NJ16,09025408433
Ogdensburg, NJ2,4240440440
New Providence, NJ12,4340449449
Dover, NJ18,3171581,0361,194

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Melville, NY18,320146618763
Cudahy, WI18,3211211,6931,814
Lake Butler, FL18,3221661,0251,191
Ojus, FL18,3243942,4232,817
Steubenville, OH18,3052736,2966,569
Dover, NJ18,3171581,0361,194
Source: The Dover, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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