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38%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
86%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
29%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGlen Ridge/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime110n/a (estimate)1,4441,6202,324
Murder0n/a0.03.16.3
Rape1n/a13.116.840.0
Robbery1n/a13.147.666.1
Assault2n/a26.2135.4268.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)52203370
Burglary9n/a118.1148.0269.8
Theft82n/a1,076.11,109.11,401.9
Vehicle theft15n/a196.9159.6282.7
Property crime106n/a (estimate)1,3911,4171,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Glen Ridge, NJ

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Glen Ridge crime rate is 37.9% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Glen Ridge, there were 4 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 52 per 100,000 individuals, 85.8% lower than the national average. Additionally, Glen Ridge recorded 106 property crimes, amounting to 1391 per 100,000 residents, 28.8% lower than the U.S. average.

Glen Ridge stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 52 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Glen Ridge secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In the latest reported crime year, Glen Ridge recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Glen Ridge?

AreaVibes surveyed 15 local residents in Glen Ridge to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 93% of people answered that there was very little crime in Glen Ridge and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 7% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Glen Ridge a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Glen Ridge, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Glen Ridge presents a total crime rate that is 38% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Glen Ridge experiences an average of 0.3 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.29 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Glen Ridge Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Glen Ridge crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Glen Ridge has increased by 10% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 33.3% and property crime has increased by 12.8%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Glen Ridge

Glen Ridge has a poverty rate of 5.2, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Glen Ridge, there are 3.56 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

In Glen Ridge, the average rental rates are $1,757 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

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The Glen Ridge crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Glen Ridge as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Glen Ridge crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Glen Ridge crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Glen Ridge crime rates are 38% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Glen Ridge are 86% lower than the national average
      • In Glen Ridge you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Glen Ridge is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Glen Ridge has increased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In Glen Ridge (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Glen Ridge, NJ per 100,000 people. In Glen Ridge, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.12 times less than the New Jersey average and 1.61 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Glen Ridge is 3.87 times less than the New Jersey average and 7.04 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Glen Ridge has a daily crime rate that is 1.02 times less than the New Jersey average and 1.40 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Glen Ridge (higher is better)

        How safe is Glen Ridge, New Jersey compared to other cities in New Jersey and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Glen Ridge is safer than 49% of the cities in New Jersey and 73% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in New Jersey and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Glen Ridge. Overall, Glen Ridge is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Glen Ridge

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Glen Ridge is 1 in 1906
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Glen Ridge is 1 in 72
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Glen Ridge is 1 in 70
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Glen Ridge? In Glen Ridge, NJ you have a 1 in 1906 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 72 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Glen Ridge.

        Year Over Year Crime In Glen Ridge (per 100,000 people)

        Determining whether Glen Ridge is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Glen Ridge violent crime rates have decreased by 34%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 12% year over year. Total crimes for Glen Ridge has increased by 9% in the same time frame.

        Glen Ridge police department

        Item Glen Ridge New Jersey National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2714,540558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.65.73.3
        There are a total of 27 Glen Ridge police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37% less than the New Jersey average and 9.6% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in New Jersey

        State Total offenders New Jersey /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Rockleigh, NJ650000
        Northvale, NJ4,91142168210
        Haworth, NJ3,40039270309
        Kinnelon, NJ9,9880311311
        Waldwick, NJ10,05120308328
        Hillsdale, NJ10,31710330340
        New Milford, NJ16,4776349355
        Glen Ridge, NJ7,583521,3911,444

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lake Shore, WA7,5813102,7713,082
        Princeton, IL7,589661,3111,376
        Yreka, CA7,5891,5004,7046,205
        Corning, CA7,5896102,9673,577
        Breinigsville, PA7,574119629748
        Glen Ridge, NJ7,583521,3911,444
        Source: The Glen Ridge, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.