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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 63%
Property crime 66%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRahway/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime244n/a (estimate)8091,3542,346
Murder1n/a3.33.76.5
Rape2n/a6.614.438.4
Robbery14n/a46.449.473.9
Assault26n/a86.2127.9279.7
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)143195388
Burglary27n/a89.5146.2314.2
Theft134n/a444.3896.31,398.0
Vehicle theft40n/a132.6115.7246.0
Property crime201n/a (estimate)6671,1581,958

Key findings

  • Rahway crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rahway are 63% lower than the national average
  • In Rahway you have a 1 in 124 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rahway is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rahway has increased by 29%

Rahway crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Rahway (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Rahway, NJ per 100,000 people. In Rahway, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.67 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.90 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Rahway is 1.37 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.72 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Rahway has a daily crime rate that is 1.74 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.94 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Rahway (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in New Jersey and all other cities across the US, is Rahway safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Rahway is safer than 46% of other cities in the state of New Jersey. In addition, Rahway is safer than 73% 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 Rahway. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Rahway is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rahway

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rahway is 1 in 702
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rahway is 1 in 151
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rahway is 1 in 124
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Rahway? In Rahway, you have a 1 in 702 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 151. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Rahway, NJ is 1 in 124.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Rahway is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Rahway has increased by 35% and the rate of property crime in Rahway has increased by 28%. The total crime rate in Rahway has increased by 29% year to year.

      Rahway police department

      ItemRahwayNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8514,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.15.73.3
      There are a total of 85 Rahway police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.6% less than the New Jersey average and 5.4% less 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
      Matawan, NJ8,89407070
      Union Beach, NJ5,77011577192
      Middlebush, NJ2,57443258302
      Navesink, NJ1,69947276323
      Six Mile Run, NJ2,65553313366
      Belford, NJ1,57354319373
      Weston, NJ2,14755328383
      Rahway, NJ28,884143667809

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Henderson, KY28,8702922,6202,912
      Henderson, KY28,8702292,4612,690
      Schererville, IN28,8991879311,118
      Atwater, CA28,9065122,9933,505
      Lake in the Hills, IL28,90866364430
      Rahway, NJ28,884143667809
      Source: The Rahway, 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.