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Total crime 54%
Violent crime 62%
Property crime 53%
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 peopleDover/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime213n/a (estimate)1,1851,6132,580
Murder0n/a0.03.25.0
Rape1n/a5.616.042.6
Robbery10n/a55.671.486.2
Assault15n/a83.4117.4246.8
Violent crime26n/a (estimate)145208381
Burglary32n/a178.0215.9376.0
Theft141n/a784.11,065.11,594.6
Vehicle theft14n/a77.9123.9228.9
Property crime187n/a (estimate)1,0401,4052,200

Key findings

  • Dover crime rates are 54% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dover are 62% lower than the national average
  • In Dover you have a 1 in 85 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dover is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dover has decreased by 1%

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      Daily Crime In Dover (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Dover for every 100,000 residents. The Dover total amount of daily crime is 1.36 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.18 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Dover, is 1.44 times less than the New Jersey average, and it is 2.63 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Dover has a daily crime average that is 1.35 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.12 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Dover (higher is better)

      Is Dover safe in comparison to other cities in the state of New Jersey as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Dover to other cities in the state and across the country, Dover is 40% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 68% safer than other cities in the nation. Dover has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dover

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dover is 1 in 692
      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 85
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Dover, New Jersey? If you reside in Dover, then there is a 1 in 692 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 85 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Dover.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Dover, New Jersey (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Dover has decreased by 8%, the amount of property crime in Dover has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Dover has decreased by 1% year over 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 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
      Califon, NJ1,340000
      Ogdensburg, NJ2,42444133177
      Peapack and Gladstone, NJ2,58833220253
      Kinnelon, NJ10,23910248258
      Hopatcong, NJ14,63342296338
      Chester, NJ1,5770365365
      Long Valley, NJ1,97155371426
      Dover, NJ18,3171451,0401,185

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Melville, NY18,320143588730
      Cudahy, WI18,3211311,2081,340
      Lake Butler, FL18,3221579311,088
      Ojus, FL18,3243712,2012,573
      Steubenville, OH18,3053075,3485,655
      Dover, NJ18,3171451,0401,185
      Source: The Dover, 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.