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Total crime 64%
Violent crime 100%
Property crime 57%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMadison/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime152n/a (estimate)8521,3542,346
Murder0n/a0.03.76.5
Rape0n/a0.014.438.4
Robbery0n/a0.049.473.9
Assault0n/a0.0127.9279.7
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0195388
Burglary10n/a56.0146.2314.2
Theft125n/a700.3896.31,398.0
Vehicle theft17n/a95.2115.7246.0
Property crime152n/a (estimate)8521,1581,958

Key findings

  • Madison crime rates are 64% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Madison are 100% lower than the national average
  • In Madison you have a 1 in 118 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Madison is safer than 93% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Madison has increased by 98%

Madison crime map

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      Daily Crime In Madison (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Madison, New Jersey is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Madison are 1.59 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.76 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Madison are equal to than New Jersey and equal to the national mean. While daily property crimes in Madison are 1.36 times less than than New Jersey and 2.30 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Madison (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in New Jersey and all other cities across the US, is Madison safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Madison is safer than 90% of other cities in the state of New Jersey. In addition, Madison is safer than 93% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all New Jersey and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Madison. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Madison is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Madison

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Madison is 0
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Madison is 1 in 118
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Madison is 1 in 118
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Madison? In Madison, you have a 0 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 118. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Madison, NJ is 1 in 118.

      Year Over Year Crime In Madison (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Madison is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Madison has decreased by 100% and the rate of property crime in Madison has increased by 101%. The total crime rate in Madison has increased by 99% year to year.

      Madison police department

      ItemMadisonNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2914,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.85.73.3
      There are a total of 29 Madison police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 67.9% less than the New Jersey average and 44.3% less 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Peapack and Gladstone, NJ2,58831182212
      Hopatcong, NJ14,633106199305
      Stanhope, NJ3,4570366366
      Garwood, NJ4,3150390390
      North Caldwell, NJ6,51930360390
      East Newark, NJ2,71738383421
      New Providence, NJ12,43422400422
      Madison, NJ16,0900852852

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Spanish Springs, NV16,0913281,3721,700
      Siloam Springs, AR16,0954852,5913,075
      Washington, IL16,1021609941,154
      Alamo, CA16,0781808731,053
      Hermitage, PA16,0771223,2003,322
      Madison, NJ16,0900852852
      Source: The Madison, 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.