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Total crime 98%
Violent crime 100%
Property crime 97%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMatawan/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5n/a (estimate)571,5432,489
Murder0n/a0.02.95.0
Rape0n/a0.017.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.064.581.6
Assault0n/a0.0122.2250.2
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0207379
Burglary0n/a0.0184.6340.5
Theft5n/a57.41,034.71,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0116.4219.9
Property crime5n/a (estimate)571,3362,110

Key findings

  • Matawan crime rates are 98% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Matawan are 100% lower than the national average
  • In Matawan you have a 1 in 1744 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Matawan is safer than 97% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Matawan has decreased by 49%

Matawan crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Matawan (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Matawan, New Jersey is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Matawan are 26.89 times less than the New Jersey average and 43.39 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Matawan are equal to than New Jersey and equal to the national mean. While daily property crimes in Matawan are 23.28 times less than than New Jersey and 36.78 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Matawan (higher is better)

      Is Matawan 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 Matawan to other cities in the state and across the country, Matawan is 99% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 97% safer than other cities in the nation. Matawan has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Matawan

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Matawan is 0
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Matawan is 1 in 1744
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Matawan is 1 in 1744
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Matawan? In Matawan, 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 1744. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Matawan, NJ is 1 in 1744.

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

      Determining whether Matawan is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Matawan violent crime rates have not changed. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 50% year over year. Total crimes for Matawan has decreased by 50% in the same time frame.

      Matawan police department

      ItemMatawanNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2314,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.65.73.3
      There are a total of 23 Matawan police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 54.1% less than the New Jersey average and 20.2% 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
      Highlands, NJ4,90042190232
      Cranbury, NJ2,25632210242
      Fair Haven, NJ6,03317277294
      Monmouth Beach, NJ3,24962248310
      Navesink, NJ1,69949319368
      Interlaken, NJ8060380380
      Belford, NJ1,57357369426
      Matawan, NJ8,89405757

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Swissvale, PA8,8931961,7221,919
      Westgate, FL8,8984932,7993,292
      Olmsted Falls, OH8,88945203248
      Garden City, GA8,8893942,7463,140
      Scotchtown, NY8,8893571,3641,720
      Matawan, NJ8,89405757
      Source: The Matawan, 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.