Reported Annual Crime In Somerville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSomerville/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime145n/a (estimate)1,1821,7842,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSomerville/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.65.3
Rape0n/a0.016.741.7
Robbery3n/a24.587.798.0
Assault7n/a57.1120.8248.9
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)82229383
Burglary20n/a163.1265.3430.4
Theft99n/a807.31,155.11,694.4
Vehicle theft16n/a130.5135.1237.4
Property crime135n/a (estimate)1,1011,5562,362
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Somerville, NJ. These figures on reported criminal activity in Somerville, NJ, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Somerville, NJ is 34% lower than the average of the whole of the state of New Jersey, and when compared with the national average, is 57% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Somerville, NJ has 64% lower than violent crime rate than New Jersey average, while remaining 79% lower than the national average. In property crime, Somerville, NJ is 29% lower than the average of New Jersey and is 53% lower than the national average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Somerville is 57% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.24 daily crimes that occur in Somerville.
  • Somerville is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Somerville you have a 1 in 85 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Somerville has decreased by 30%.

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Daily Crime In Somerville (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Somerville, NJ per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for New Jersey and on a national level. In Somerville, NJ the total number of daily crimes is 1.51 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.32 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Somerville, NJ is 2.81 times less than the New Jersey average and 4.70 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Somerville, NJ has a daily crime rate that is 1.41 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.15 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Somerville (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Somerville, NJ area in comparison to other New Jersey communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Somerville, NJ being safer than 36% of cities in New Jersey and 61% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking New Jersey cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Somerville, NJ. In conclusion, Somerville, NJ now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Somerville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Somerville is 1 in 1227
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Somerville is 1 in 91
The chance of being a victim of crime in Somerville is 1 in 85
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Somerville, NJ? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Somerville, NJ, then there is a 1 in 1227 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 91. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 85 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Somerville, NJ.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Somerville, NJ is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Somerville, NJ has decreased by 29%, while the property crime rate in Somerville, NJ has decreased by 30% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Somerville, NJ has decreased by 30% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Somerville police department

ItemSomervilleNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3214,540558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.65.73.3
There are a total of 32 Somerville police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.6% less than the New Jersey average and 19.4% less 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
Califon, NJ1,3400189189
Ten Mile Run, NJ1,61132218251
Peapack and Gladstone, NJ2,58836244280
Mendham, NJ5,01220340360
Hopewell, NJ1,90449336385
Middlebush, NJ2,57451347398
White House Station, NJ2,02252350402
Somerville, NJ12,207821,1011,182

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Somerville, NJ12,207821,1011,182
Source: The Somerville, 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.