Reported Annual Crime In Jersey City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJersey City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,206n/a (estimate)2,3161,7842,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJersey City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder21n/a7.83.65.3
Rape123n/a45.916.741.7
Robbery534n/a199.387.798.0
Assault687n/a256.4120.8248.9
Violent crime1,365n/a (estimate)510229383
Burglary1,119n/a417.7265.3430.4
Theft3,231n/a1,206.01,155.11,694.4
Vehicle theft491n/a183.3135.1237.4
Property crime4,841n/a (estimate)1,8071,5562,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Jersey City, NJ is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 30% higher than the average of crimes committed in New Jersey. It is also 16% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Jersey City, NJ shows a crime rate that is 123% higher than the New Jersey average. The crime rate is also 33% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Jersey City, NJ is shown to be 16% higher than the New Jersey average and 24% lower than the national average.

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The Jersey City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Jersey City as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Jersey City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Jersey City is 16% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.35 daily crimes that occur in Jersey City.
  • Jersey City is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Jersey City you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Jersey City has increased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Jersey City (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Jersey City, NJ is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for New Jersey and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Jersey City, NJ are 1.30 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.19 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Jersey City, NJ are 2.23 times more than than New Jersey and 1.33 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Jersey City, NJ are 1.16 times more than than New Jersey and 1.31 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Jersey City (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Jersey City, NJ in comparison to other notable cities in the state of New Jersey as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Jersey City, NJ to other cities in the state and across the country, Jersey City, NJ is 11% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 28% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in New Jersey cities and all around the United States, Jersey City, NJ has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Jersey City, NJ crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jersey City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jersey City is 1 in 197
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jersey City is 1 in 56
The chance of being a victim of crime in Jersey City is 1 in 44
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Jersey City, NJ? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Jersey City, NJ you have a 1 in 197 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 56 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Jersey City, NJ.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Jersey City, NJ is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Jersey City, NJ has decreased by 2%, the amount of property crime in Jersey City, NJ has increased by 13%, and the total amount of crime in Jersey City, NJ has increased by 9% year to year.

Jersey City police department

ItemJersey CityNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)94014,540558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.75.73.3
There are a total of 940 Jersey City police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.9% less than the New Jersey average and 14.9% 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
Bergenfield, NJ27,5137369376
Tenafly, NJ14,8217434441
Leonia, NJ9,13732453485
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ12,12416497513
River Edge, NJ11,58617536553
Fairview CDP, NJ3,84277525602
Jersey City, NJ261,6665101,8072,316

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Source: The Jersey City, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.