Annual Crime In Matawan (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMatawan/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10n/a (estimate)1131,6132,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMatawan/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.25.0
Rape0n/a0.016.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.071.486.2
Assault0n/a0.0117.4246.8
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0208381
Burglary0n/a0.0215.9376.0
Theft9n/a101.51,065.11,594.6
Vehicle theft1n/a11.3123.9228.9
Property crime10n/a (estimate)1131,4052,200

Key findings

  • Matawan crime rates are 96% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Matawan are 100% lower than the national average
  • In Matawan you have a 1 in 887 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 73%

Matawan crime map

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Compare Matawan, NJ Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Matawan (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Matawan, NJ is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Matawan are 14.30 times less than the New Jersey average and 22.87 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 12.45 times less than than New Jersey and 19.50 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Matawan (higher is better)

      Many people wonder how safe they are in Matawan, NJ 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 887
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Matawan is 1 in 887
      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 887. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Matawan, NJ is 1 in 887.

      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 decreased by 100%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 71% year over year. Total crimes for Matawan has decreased by 73% 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
      Cranbury, NJ2,25633220253
      Helmetta, NJ2,3140364364
      Navesink, NJ1,69950335385
      Rumson, NJ6,87815380395
      Fair Haven, NJ6,03317388405
      Belford, NJ1,57357388445
      Ocean Grove, NJ3,06959397456
      Matawan, NJ8,8940113113

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Swissvale, PA8,8932411,6411,882
      Westgate, FL8,8985022,9763,478
      Scotchtown, NY8,8893481,4301,778
      Olmsted Falls, OH8,8890224224
      Garden City, GA8,8893782,9753,352
      Matawan, NJ8,8940113113
      Source: The Matawan, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.