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Total crime 22%
Violent crime 54%
Property crime 35%
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 peopleNewark/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,484n/a (estimate)3,0322,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape13n/a26.637.542.6
Robbery40n/a81.7132.481.6
Assault32n/a65.4267.1250.2
Violent crime85n/a (estimate)174441379
Burglary187n/a382.1386.1340.5
Theft1,090n/a2,227.01,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft122n/a249.3358.8219.9
Property crime1,399n/a (estimate)2,8582,3312,110

Key findings

  • Newark crime rates are 22% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newark are 54% lower than the national average
  • In Newark you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newark is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newark has increased by 3%

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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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      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 1.09 times more than the California average and 1.22 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Newark, is 2.54 times less than the California average, and it is 2.18 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Newark has a daily crime average that is 1.23 times more than the California average and 1.35 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 50% safer than other cities of California and 36% 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 576
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newark is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newark is 1 in 33
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Newark, California? If you reside in Newark, then there is a 1 in 576 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 35. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 33 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 decreased by 13%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 5% year over year. Total crimes for Newark has increased by 3% 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
      Sunol, CA1,00462327389
      Ladera, CA1,51462327389
      Loyola, CA3,42584444528
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084444528
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115605720
      Portola Valley, CA4,550115605720
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,37635777812
      Newark, CA44,6771742,8583,032

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lake Ridge, VA44,6851801,4221,602
      Everett, MA44,6365191,3201,839
      Strongsville, OH44,622401,3051,346
      Titusville, FL44,7468043,1843,988
      West Lafayette, IN44,54365726791
      Newark, CA44,6771742,8583,032
      Source: The Newark, CA 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.