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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 99%
Property crime 5%
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, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsWest Side/100k peopleNewark/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,3602,750 (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 crime1,742753 (estimate)619207379
Burglary721n/a256.2184.6340.5
Theft2,356n/a837.21,034.71,549.5
Vehicle theft1,541n/a547.6116.4219.9
Property crime4,6181,996 (estimate)1,6411,3362,110

Key findings

  • West Side crime rates are 10% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Side are 99% higher than the national average
  • In West Side you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Side is safer than 40% of the cities in New Jersey
  • Year over year crime in Newark has decreased by 18%

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      Daily Crime In West Side (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Side

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Side is 1 in 133
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Side is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Side is 1 in 37

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

      Newark police department

      ItemWest SideNewarkNew 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
      New Providence, NJ12,4340258258
      Bergenfield, NJ27,51355273328
      Dumont, NJ17,78834306340
      Cresskill, NJ8,74523320342
      Fanwood, NJ7,53026324350
      New Milford, NJ16,6826388394
      North Caldwell, NJ6,51975331406
      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 West Side, Newark, 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.