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Total crime 17%
Violent crime 14%
Property crime 24%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJersey City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,107n/a (estimate)1,9401,3542,346
Murder17n/a6.53.76.5
Rape59n/a22.414.438.4
Robbery340n/a129.149.473.9
Assault751n/a285.3127.9279.7
Violent crime1,167n/a (estimate)443195388
Burglary500n/a189.9146.2314.2
Theft3,004n/a1,141.0896.31,398.0
Vehicle theft436n/a165.6115.7246.0
Property crime3,940n/a (estimate)1,4971,1581,958

Key findings

  • Jersey City crime rates are 17% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Jersey City are 14% higher than the national average
  • In Jersey City you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Jersey City is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Jersey City has decreased by 20%

Jersey City crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Jersey City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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, New Jersey is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Jersey City are 1.43 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.21 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Jersey City are 2.27 times more than than New Jersey and 1.14 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Jersey City are 1.29 times more than than New Jersey and 1.31 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Jersey City (higher is better)

      Is Jersey City safe in comparison to other cities in the state of New Jersey as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Jersey City to other cities in the state and across the country, Jersey City is 13% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 29% safer than other cities in the nation. Jersey City has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      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 226
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jersey City is 1 in 67
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Jersey City is 1 in 52
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Jersey City, New Jersey you have a 1 in 226 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 67 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Jersey City.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Jersey City, New Jersey (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Jersey City has decreased by 15%, the amount of property crime in Jersey City has decreased by 21%, and the total amount of crime in Jersey City has decreased by 20% year over 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 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hasbrouck Heights, NJ12,1240242242
      Bergenfield, NJ27,51348307355
      Cliffside Park, NJ24,66157330386
      Garwood, NJ4,3150390390
      North Caldwell, NJ6,51930360390
      East Newark, NJ2,71738383421
      Fairview CDP, NJ3,84266391457
      Jersey City, NJ261,6664431,4971,940

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fort Wayne, IN260,9544132,2472,659
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983291,1711,501
      Orlando, FL263,3068603,8034,664
      Buffalo, NY258,9891,0183,0814,099
      St. Petersburg, FL253,5856622,5563,218
      Jersey City, NJ261,6664431,4971,940
      Source: The Jersey City, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.