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Total crime 14%
Violent crime 47%
Property crime 24%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewark/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,415n/a (estimate)2,9312,8282,580
Murder1n/a2.14.45.0
Rape20n/a41.439.242.6
Robbery39n/a80.8137.386.2
Assault37n/a76.6266.5246.8
Violent crime97n/a (estimate)201447381
Burglary180n/a372.9416.2376.0
Theft969n/a2,007.21,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft169n/a350.1392.4228.9
Property crime1,318n/a (estimate)2,7302,3802,200

Key findings

  • Newark crime rates are 14% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newark are 47% lower than the national average
  • In Newark you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newark is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newark has decreased by 14%

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

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Compare Newark, CA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Newark (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Newark for every 100,000 residents. The Newark total amount of daily crime is 1.04 times more than the California average and 1.14 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Newark, is 2.23 times less than the California average, and it is 1.89 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Newark has a daily crime average that is 1.15 times more than the California average and 1.24 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Newark (higher is better)

      Is Newark safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Newark to other cities in the state and across the country, Newark is 51% safer than other cities of California and 38% safer than other cities in the nation. Newark has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newark

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newark is 1 in 498
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newark is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newark is 1 in 35
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Newark, California? If you reside in Newark, then there is a 1 in 498 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 37. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 35 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Newark.

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

      Determining whether Newark is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Newark violent crime rates have increased by 6%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 16% year over year. Total crimes for Newark has decreased by 14% in the same time frame.

      Newark police department

      ItemNewarkCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7151,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
      There are a total of 71 Newark police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 54.9% less than the California average and 49.8% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ladera, CA1,51463334397
      Sunol, CA1,00463334397
      Loyola, CA3,42585453538
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83085453538
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,37681555635
      Portola Valley, CA4,550116618734
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716116618734
      Newark, CA44,6772012,7302,931

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lake Ridge, VA44,6851731,4421,615
      Everett, MA44,6363681,4571,825
      Strongsville, OH44,622271,4321,459
      Titusville, FL44,7466202,9953,614
      West Lafayette, IN44,54366855921
      Newark, CA44,6772012,7302,931
      Source: The Newark, CA 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.