Reported Annual Crime In Newton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewton/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime97n/a (estimate)1,2321,7842,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewton/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.65.3
Rape5n/a63.516.741.7
Robbery0n/a0.087.798.0
Assault5n/a63.5120.8248.9
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)127229383
Burglary10n/a127.0265.3430.4
Theft77n/a977.91,155.11,694.4
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0135.1237.4
Property crime87n/a (estimate)1,1051,5562,362
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Newton, NJ is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Newton, NJ. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Newton, NJ averages 31% lower than the rest of New Jersey while the rate of crime on a national scale is 55% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Newton, NJ is 44% lower than the average rate of crime in New Jersey and 67% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 29% lower than the remainder of the state of New Jersey and 53% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Newton, NJ area.

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The Newton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Newton as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Newton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Newton is 55% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.38 daily crimes that occur in Newton.
  • Newton is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Newton you have a 1 in 82 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Newton has decreased by 19%.

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Compare Newton, NJ Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Newton (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Newton, NJ is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for New Jersey and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Newton, NJ are 1.45 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.23 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Newton, NJ are 1.80 times less than than New Jersey and 3.01 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Newton, NJ are 1.41 times less than than New Jersey and 2.14 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Newton (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in New Jersey and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Newton, NJ? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Newton, NJ has been ranked safer than 35% of other cities in the state of New Jersey. In addition, Newton, NJ is safer than 61% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all New Jersey and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Newton, NJ. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Newton, NJ is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newton is 1 in 788
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newton is 1 in 91
The chance of being a victim of crime in Newton is 1 in 82
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Newton, NJ? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Newton, NJ, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 788. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 91 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Newton, NJ is 1 in 82.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Newton, NJ is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Newton, NJ has decreased by 17% and the rate of property crime in Newton, NJ has decreased by 19%. The total crime rate in Newton, NJ has decreased by 19% year to year.

Newton police department

ItemNewtonNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3114,540558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.95.73.3
There are a total of 31 Newton police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.4% less than the New Jersey average and 19.2% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in New Jersey

StateTotal offendersNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
New Jersey3,92447222
There are a total of 3,924 sex offenders in New Jersey. This yields a total of 47 sex offenders in New Jersey per 100,000 residents which is 79% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ogdensburg, NJ2,4240440440
Hackettstown, NJ9,58532494525
Hopatcong, NJ14,63377498575
Lake Telemark, NJ1,10377524601
Hamburg, NJ3,19464576640
Vienna, NJ1,02385581666
Vernon Valley, NJ1,57086584669
Newton, NJ7,9821271,1051,232

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Pismo Beach, CA7,9845074,7405,247
Ephrata, WA7,9801865,1695,355
Decorah, IA7,985511,0661,116
Ilion, NY7,9864772,0252,502
Mount Joy, PA7,9782319491,180
Newton, NJ7,9821271,1051,232
Source: The Newton, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.
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