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Total crime 13%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 26%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsForest Hill/100k peopleNewark/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,3602,162 (estimate)2,2601,5432,489
Murder57n/a20.32.95.0
Rape120n/a42.617.242.6
Robbery636n/a226.064.581.6
Assault929n/a330.1122.2250.2
Violent crime1,742592 (estimate)619207379
Burglary721n/a256.2184.6340.5
Theft2,356n/a837.21,034.71,549.5
Vehicle theft1,541n/a547.6116.4219.9
Property crime4,6181,570 (estimate)1,6411,3362,110

Key findings

  • Forest Hill crime rates are 13% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Forest Hill are 56% higher than the national average
  • In Forest Hill you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Forest Hill is safer than 78% of the cities in New Jersey
  • Year over year crime in Newark has decreased by 18%

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      Daily Crime In Forest Hill (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Forest Hill

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Forest Hill is 1 in 169
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Forest Hill is 1 in 64
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Forest Hill is 1 in 47

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

      Newark police department

      ItemForest HillNewarkNew Jersey
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,32214,540
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.75.7

      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
      Kinnelon, NJ10,23910220230
      New Providence, NJ12,4340258258
      Haworth, NJ3,44629234263
      Oradell, NJ8,16024257281
      Demarest, NJ5,00741244285
      Bergenfield, NJ27,51355273328
      Dumont, NJ17,78834306340
      Newark, NJ280,1396191,6412,260

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Toledo, OH280,8549523,4624,415
      Plano, TX279,0881481,6831,831
      Greensboro, NC282,1778193,6894,508
      Henderson, NV277,8721711,7481,919
      Lincoln, NE273,0183832,7513,134
      Newark, NJ280,1396191,6412,260
      Source: The Forest Hill, Newark, 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.