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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 37%
Property crime 8%
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Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsJournal Square/100k peopleJersey City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,1072,330 (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 crime1,167532 (estimate)443195388
Burglary500n/a189.9146.2314.2
Theft3,004n/a1,141.0896.31,398.0
Vehicle theft436n/a165.6115.7246.0
Property crime3,9401,797 (estimate)1,4971,1581,958

Key findings

  • Journal Square crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Journal Square are 37% higher than the national average
  • In Journal Square you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Journal Square is safer than 67% of the cities in New Jersey
  • Year over year crime in Jersey City has decreased by 20%

Journal Square crime map

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The Journal Square crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Journal Square 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 Journal Square crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Journal Square (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Journal Square

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Journal Square is 1 in 188
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Journal Square is 1 in 56
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Journal Square is 1 in 43

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

      Jersey City police department

      ItemJournal SquareJersey 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hasbrouck Heights, NJ12,1240242242
      Dumont, NJ17,78840303343
      Bergenfield, NJ27,51348307355
      Cliffside Park, NJ24,66157330386
      Garwood, NJ4,3150390390
      North Caldwell, NJ6,51930360390
      Cresskill, NJ8,74512381392
      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 Journal Square, 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.