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Total crime 46%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 65%
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 peopleParamus/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime963n/a (estimate)3,6391,5432,489
Murder0n/a0.02.95.0
Rape2n/a7.617.242.6
Robbery8n/a30.264.581.6
Assault34n/a128.5122.2250.2
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)166207379
Burglary24n/a90.7184.6340.5
Theft871n/a3,291.81,034.71,549.5
Vehicle theft24n/a90.7116.4219.9
Property crime919n/a (estimate)3,4731,3362,110

Key findings

  • Paramus crime rates are 46% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Paramus are 56% lower than the national average
  • In Paramus you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Paramus is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Paramus has decreased by 11%

Paramus crime map

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The Paramus crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Paramus 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 Paramus crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Paramus (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Paramus, New Jersey is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Paramus are 2.36 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.46 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Paramus are 1.24 times less than than New Jersey and 2.28 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Paramus are 2.60 times more than than New Jersey and 1.65 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Paramus (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Paramus, New Jersey compared to other areas of New Jersey, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Paramus safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Paramus is safer than 13% of New Jersey cities, and 31% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in New Jersey, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Paramus. At this time, Paramus sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Paramus

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Paramus is 1 in 602
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Paramus is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Paramus is 1 in 28
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Paramus? In Paramus, you have a 1 in 602 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 29. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Paramus, NJ is 1 in 28.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Paramus, NJ is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Paramus has increased by 84%, while the property crime rate in Paramus has decreased by 13% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Paramus has decreased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Paramus police department

      ItemParamusNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10214,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.85.73.3
      There are a total of 102 Paramus police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32.3% less than the New Jersey average and 17.8% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Harrington Park, NJ4,7900105105
      Park Ridge, NJ8,85411103114
      Northvale, NJ4,8010182182
      Old Tappan, NJ5,9420202202
      Tuckahoe CDP, NY1,18850193243
      Haworth, NJ3,44629234263
      Piermont, NY2,56556215272
      Paramus, NJ26,7951663,4733,639

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Horn Lake, MS26,7851142,4802,594
      Norco, CA26,8091852,5192,704
      Wooster, OH26,7734132,7733,186
      Bristol, TN26,7345023,0223,524
      Bessemer, AL26,8567213,7714,491
      Paramus, NJ26,7951663,4733,639
      Source: The Paramus, 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.