Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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.
Bergen-Lafayette crime rates are not available from the FBI's UCR (uniform crime reporting) program, as a result, estimates are displayed in the table above. The crime reporting program from the FBI does cover more than 98% of the larger metropolitan areas, which represents more than 309 million U.S. residents. This data is gathered from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies which include tribal, state, county, college, university and city levels. However, the FBI does not report crime on a neighborhood level, therefore estimates were used to calculate the Bergen-Lafayette crime data. These estimates take into account the overall Jersey City crime rates (violent and property), as well as multiple other factors which include: poverty rates, unemployment rates, income, educational achievement, home prices, rent prices and population density. To view crime rates on a block group level, the Bergen-Lafayette crime map below provides a hyper-local overview of all crimes reported throughout Jersey City.
StatisticReportedincidentsBergen-Lafayette/100k peopleJersey City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,4342,031 (estimate)1,6051,6202,324
Violent crime609279 (estimate)220203370
Vehicle theft639n/a231.3159.6282.7
Property crime3,8251,752 (estimate)1,3841,4171,954

Bergen-Lafayette crime map

The Bergen-Lafayette crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bergen-Lafayette 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 Bergen-Lafayette crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Bergen-Lafayette 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

  • Bergen-Lafayette crime rates are 13% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bergen-Lafayette are 25% lower than the national average
  • In Bergen-Lafayette you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bergen-Lafayette is safer than 82% of the cities in New Jersey
  • Year over year crime in Jersey City has decreased by 17%

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        Daily Crime In Bergen-Lafayette (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bergen-Lafayette

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bergen-Lafayette is 1 in 359
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bergen-Lafayette is 1 in 58
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Bergen-Lafayette is 1 in 50

        Year Over Year Crime In Jersey City (per 100,000 people)

        Jersey City police department

        Item Bergen-Lafayette Jersey City New Jersey
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a94014,540
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.75.7

        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.

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        Bergenfield, NJ27,37543317360
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        Garwood, NJ4,34146436482
        North Caldwell, NJ6,64066461527
        Fairview CDP, NJ3,84269478547
        Upper Montclair, NJ11,43977540617
        Jersey City, NJ262,6522201,3841,605

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        Jersey City, NJ262,6522201,3841,605
        Source: The Bergen-Lafayette, Jersey City, 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.