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Total crime 51%
Violent crime 90%
Property crime 43%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElizabeth/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,824n/a (estimate)3,7471,5432,489
Murder7n/a5.42.95.0
Rape50n/a38.817.242.6
Robbery384n/a298.264.581.6
Assault485n/a376.7122.2250.2
Violent crime926n/a (estimate)719207379
Burglary365n/a283.5184.6340.5
Theft2,776n/a2,156.11,034.71,549.5
Vehicle theft757n/a587.9116.4219.9
Property crime3,898n/a (estimate)3,0281,3362,110

Key findings

  • Elizabeth crime rates are 51% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elizabeth are 90% higher than the national average
  • In Elizabeth you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elizabeth is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elizabeth has decreased by 1%

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      Daily Crime In Elizabeth (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Elizabeth on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of New Jersey and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Elizabeth (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to New Jersey, are 2.43 times more than the state average and 1.51 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Elizabeth on a daily basis are 3.48 times more than than New Jersey average and 1.90 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Elizabeth are 2.27 times more than the daily state average and 1.43 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Elizabeth (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Elizabeth, New Jersey compared to other areas of New Jersey, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Elizabeth safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Elizabeth is safer than 3% of New Jersey cities, and 9% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in New Jersey, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Elizabeth. At this time, Elizabeth sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elizabeth

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 140
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 27
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Elizabeth? In Elizabeth, NJ you have a 1 in 140 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 34 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Elizabeth.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Elizabeth is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Elizabeth has increased by 3% and the rate of property crime in Elizabeth has decreased by 2%. The total crime rate in Elizabeth has decreased by 1% year to year.

      Elizabeth police department

      ItemElizabethNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)42314,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.35.73.3
      There are a total of 423 Elizabeth police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.7% less than the New Jersey average and 3% greater 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
      New Providence, NJ12,4340258258
      Fanwood, NJ7,53026324350
      North Caldwell, NJ6,51975331406
      Bogota, NJ8,34824393417
      Madison, NJ16,0906423429
      Cliffside Park, NJ24,66169391460
      Westfield, NJ30,43813475488
      Elizabeth, NJ128,0427193,0283,747

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Midland, TX128,0513361,9162,252
      Roseville, CA128,2761832,2252,408
      Coral Springs, FL127,6731441,7111,855
      Denton, TX128,4212341,8842,117
      Surprise, AZ127,492981,4781,576
      Elizabeth, NJ128,0427193,0283,747
      Source: The Elizabeth, 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.