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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 17%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewark/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,059n/a (estimate)2,1471,3542,346
Murder56n/a19.83.76.5
Rape116n/a41.114.438.4
Robbery367n/a130.049.473.9
Assault953n/a337.7127.9279.7
Violent crime1,492n/a (estimate)529195388
Burglary535n/a189.6146.2314.2
Theft2,325n/a823.8896.31,398.0
Vehicle theft1,707n/a604.8115.7246.0
Property crime4,567n/a (estimate)1,6181,1581,958

Key findings

  • Newark crime rates are 8% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newark are 36% higher than the national average
  • In Newark you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newark is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newark has decreased by 5%

Newark crime map

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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 above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Newark, per 100,000 residents. In Newark, the total number of daily crimes is 1.59 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.09 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Newark are 2.71 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.36 times more than the national average. For property crime, Newark has a daily crime rate that is 1.40 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.21 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Newark (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Newark in comparison to other New Jersey communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Newark safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Newark being safer than 7% of cities in New Jersey and 21% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking New Jersey cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Newark. In conclusion, Newark ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newark

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newark is 1 in 190
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newark is 1 in 62
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newark is 1 in 47
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Newark, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 190. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 62 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Newark is 1 in 47.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Newark, NJ is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Newark has decreased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Newark has decreased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Newark has decreased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Newark police department

      ItemNewarkNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,32214,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.75.73.3
      There are a total of 1,322 Newark police officers. This results in 4.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.2% less than the New Jersey average and 45.8% greater 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hasbrouck Heights, NJ12,1240242242
      Bergenfield, NJ27,51348307355
      Cliffside Park, NJ24,66157330386
      Garwood, NJ4,3150390390
      North Caldwell, NJ6,51930360390
      Cresskill, NJ8,74512381392
      East Newark, NJ2,71738383421
      Newark, NJ280,1395291,6182,147

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Toledo, OH280,8541,0062,8943,900
      Plano, TX279,0881551,6451,801
      Greensboro, NC282,1779023,6114,513
      Henderson, NV277,8722081,4261,634
      Lincoln, NE273,0183832,7513,134
      Newark, NJ280,1395291,6182,147
      Source: The Newark, 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.