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Total crime 76%
Violent crime 92%
Property crime 73%
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 peopleRidgewood/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime141n/a (estimate)5631,3542,346
Murder0n/a0.03.76.5
Rape2n/a8.014.438.4
Robbery1n/a4.049.473.9
Assault5n/a20.0127.9279.7
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)32195388
Burglary9n/a35.9146.2314.2
Theft115n/a459.3896.31,398.0
Vehicle theft9n/a35.9115.7246.0
Property crime133n/a (estimate)5311,1581,958

Key findings

  • Ridgewood crime rates are 76% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ridgewood are 92% lower than the national average
  • In Ridgewood you have a 1 in 178 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ridgewood is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ridgewood has decreased by 9%

Ridgewood crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Ridgewood (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Ridgewood, New Jersey is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Ridgewood are 2.40 times less than the New Jersey average and 4.17 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Ridgewood are 6.12 times less than than New Jersey and 12.14 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Ridgewood are 2.18 times less than than New Jersey and 3.69 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Ridgewood (higher is better)

      How safe is Ridgewood, New Jersey compared to other cities in New Jersey and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Ridgewood is safer than 71% of the cities in New Jersey and 87% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in New Jersey and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Ridgewood. Overall, Ridgewood is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ridgewood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ridgewood is 1 in 3130
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ridgewood is 1 in 189
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ridgewood is 1 in 178
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Ridgewood? In Ridgewood, you have a 1 in 3130 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 189. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Ridgewood, NJ is 1 in 178.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood has decreased by 38% and the rate of property crime in Ridgewood has decreased by 7%. The total crime rate in Ridgewood has decreased by 9% year to year.

      Ridgewood police department

      ItemRidgewoodNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4314,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.75.73.3
      There are a total of 43 Ridgewood police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 69.9% less than the New Jersey average and 47.6% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rockleigh, NJ588000
      Haworth, NJ3,44608888
      Northvale, NJ4,80120101121
      Park Ridge, NJ8,8540150150
      Harrington Park, NJ4,7900169169
      Ringwood, NJ12,39816205222
      Old Tappan, NJ5,94217220237
      Ridgewood, NJ25,43032531563

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Shirley, NY25,4324451,7262,171
      Melrose Park, IL25,4222981,2751,573
      Oakleaf Plantation, FL25,4473931,8112,204
      West Memphis, AR25,4112,5084,5207,027
      Clinton, MS25,411661,9021,967
      Ridgewood, NJ25,43032531563
      Source: The Ridgewood, 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.