Reported Annual Crime In Elizabeth

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElizabeth/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,629n/a (estimate)4,3391,7842,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElizabeth/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder7n/a5.43.65.3
Rape47n/a36.216.741.7
Robbery515n/a397.087.798.0
Assault465n/a358.4120.8248.9
Violent crime1,034n/a (estimate)797229383
Burglary683n/a526.5265.3430.4
Theft3,017n/a2,325.71,155.11,694.4
Vehicle theft895n/a689.9135.1237.4
Property crime4,595n/a (estimate)3,5421,5562,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Elizabeth, NJ is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Elizabeth, NJ. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Elizabeth, NJ averages 143% higher than the rest of New Jersey while the rate of crime on a national scale is 58% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Elizabeth, NJ is 248% higher than the average rate of crime in New Jersey and 108% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 128% higher than the remainder of the state of New Jersey and 50% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Elizabeth, NJ area.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Elizabeth is 58% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.89 daily crimes that occur in Elizabeth.
  • Elizabeth is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Elizabeth you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Elizabeth has increased by 13%.

Compare Elizabeth, NJ Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Elizabeth (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Elizabeth, 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 Elizabeth, NJ (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to New Jersey state wide, are 2.43 times more than the state average and 1.58 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Elizabeth, NJ on a daily bases are 3.48 times more than than New Jersey average and 2.08 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Elizabeth, NJ are 2.28 times more than the daily state average and 1.50 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, NJ compared to other areas of New Jersey, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Elizabeth, NJ safer than 4% when compared to other New Jersey cities, and 7% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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, NJ. At this time, Elizabeth, NJ 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 126
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 24
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Elizabeth, NJ? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Elizabeth, NJ you have a 1 in 126 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 29 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Elizabeth, NJ.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Elizabeth, NJ is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Elizabeth, NJ has decreased by 12% and the rate of property crime in Elizabeth, NJ has increased by 21%. The total crime rate in Elizabeth, NJ has increased by 13% 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 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
North Caldwell, NJ6,51929221251
Madison, NJ16,09025408433
Fanwood, NJ7,53026423449
New Providence, NJ12,4340449449
Leonia, NJ9,13732453485
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ12,12416497513
Chatham, NJ9,03022510533
Elizabeth, NJ128,0427973,5424,339

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Midland, TX128,0512711,9272,198
Roseville, CA128,2761762,4602,636
Coral Springs, FL127,6731891,9832,172
Denton, TX128,4213042,2592,563
Surprise, AZ127,492891,7891,877
Elizabeth, NJ128,0427973,5424,339
Source: The Elizabeth, 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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