Reported Annual Crime In Summit

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSummit/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime150n/a (estimate)6781,6132,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSummit/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.25.0
Rape2n/a9.016.042.6
Robbery5n/a22.671.486.2
Assault0n/a0.0117.4246.8
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)32208381
Burglary9n/a40.7215.9376.0
Theft120n/a542.41,065.11,594.6
Vehicle theft14n/a63.3123.9228.9
Property crime143n/a (estimate)6461,4052,200
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Summit, NJ. These figures on reported criminal activity in Summit, 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 Summit, NJ is 58% lower than the average of the whole of the state of New Jersey, and when compared with the national average, is 74% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Summit, NJ has 85% lower than violent crime rate than New Jersey average, while remaining 92% lower than the national average. In property crime, Summit, NJ is 54% lower than the average of New Jersey and is 71% lower than the national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Summit is 74% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.86 daily crimes that occur in Summit.
  • Summit is safer than 88% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Summit you have a 1 in 148 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Summit has decreased by 22%.

Compare Summit, NJ Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Summit (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Summit, 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 Summit, NJ are 2.38 times less than the New Jersey average and 3.81 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Summit, NJ are 6.58 times less than than New Jersey and 12.03 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Summit, NJ are 2.17 times less than than New Jersey and 3.40 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Summit (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in the Summit, NJ area in comparison to other New Jersey communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Summit, NJ being safer than 69% of cities in New Jersey and 88% 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 Summit, NJ. In conclusion, Summit, NJ now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Summit

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Summit is 1 in 3161
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Summit is 1 in 155
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Summit is 1 in 148
      Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Summit, 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 Summit, NJ, then there is a 1 in 3161 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 155. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 148 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Summit, NJ.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Summit, 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 Summit, NJ has decreased by 29% and the rate of property crime in Summit, NJ has decreased by 21%. The total crime rate in Summit, NJ has decreased by 22% year to year.

      Summit police department

      ItemSummitNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5514,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.55.73.3
      There are a total of 55 Summit police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55.1% less than the New Jersey average and 22% 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
      North Caldwell, NJ6,5190208208
      Middlebush, NJ2,57446313360
      Fanwood, NJ7,53013412425
      Mount Arlington, NJ5,25117423440
      Chatham, NJ9,0300444444
      Weston, NJ2,14759398456
      Mendham, NJ5,0120489489
      Summit, NJ21,89532646678

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      La Porte, IN21,8765132,2882,802
      Pace, FL21,9224092,4262,835
      South Euclid, OH21,8651442,4052,549
      West Carson, CA21,9295012,6663,166
      Sunny Isles Beach, FL21,9371511,3381,489
      Summit, NJ21,89532646678
      Source: The Summit, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.