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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 40%
Property crime 61%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleJersey City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,4671,052 (estimate)2,4271,5432,489
Murder13n/a4.92.95.0
Rape81n/a30.417.242.6
Robbery431n/a161.764.581.6
Assault868n/a325.7122.2250.2
Violent crime1,393227 (estimate)523207379
Burglary890n/a333.9184.6340.5
Theft3,514n/a1,318.51,034.71,549.5
Vehicle theft670n/a251.4116.4219.9
Property crime5,074826 (estimate)1,9041,3362,110

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 58% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 40% lower than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 96 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 95% of the cities in New Jersey
  • Year over year crime in Jersey City has increased by 9%

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      Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 442
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 122
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 96

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

      Jersey City police department

      ItemDowntownJersey CityNew Jersey
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a94014,540
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.75.7

      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bergenfield, NJ27,51355273328
      Cresskill, NJ8,74523320342
      New Milford, NJ16,6826388394
      North Caldwell, NJ6,51975331406
      Bogota, NJ8,34824393417
      Cliffside Park, NJ24,66169391460
      Lincoln Park, NJ10,48820453472
      Jersey City, NJ261,6665231,9042,427

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fort Wayne, IN260,9543622,7613,123
      Chula Vista, CA260,5983281,3861,715
      Orlando, FL263,3067384,8275,565
      Buffalo, NY258,9899913,2454,236
      St. Petersburg, FL253,5855953,2103,805
      Jersey City, NJ261,6665231,9042,427
      Source: The Downtown, Jersey City, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.