Reported Annual Crime In Watchung

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 peopleWatchung/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime396n/a (estimate)6,6681,6132,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatchung/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.25.0
Rape0n/a0.016.042.6
Robbery1n/a16.871.486.2
Assault0n/a0.0117.4246.8
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)17208381
Burglary17n/a286.2215.9376.0
Theft374n/a6,297.41,065.11,594.6
Vehicle theft4n/a67.4123.9228.9
Property crime395n/a (estimate)6,6511,4052,200
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Watchung, NJ is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 313% higher than the average of crimes committed in New Jersey. It is also 158% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Watchung, NJ shows a crime rate that is 92% lower than the New Jersey average. The crime rate is also 96% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Watchung, NJ is shown to be 373% higher than the New Jersey average and 202% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Watchung is 158% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 18.27 daily crimes that occur in Watchung.
  • Watchung is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Watchung you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Watchung has decreased by 4%.

Compare Watchung, NJ Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Watchung (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Watchung, NJ per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for New Jersey as well as national figures. In Watchung, NJ the total number of daily crimes is 4.13 times more than the New Jersey average and 2.58 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Watchung, NJ are 12.36 times less than the New Jersey average and 22.60 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Watchung, NJ has a daily crime rate that is 4.73 times more than the New Jersey average and 3.02 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Watchung (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Watchung, NJ in comparison to other notable cities in the state of New Jersey as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Watchung, NJ to other cities in the state and across the country, Watchung, NJ is 12% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 25% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in New Jersey cities and all around the United States, Watchung, NJ has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Watchung, NJ crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Watchung

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Watchung is 1 in 5939
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watchung is 1 in 16
The chance of being a victim of crime in Watchung is 1 in 15
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Watchung, NJ? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Watchung, NJ, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 5939. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 16 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Watchung, NJ is 1 in 15.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Watchung, 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 Watchung, NJ has not changed, while the property crime rate in Watchung, NJ has decreased by 4% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Watchung, NJ has decreased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Watchung police department

ItemWatchungNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3714,540558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents6.35.73.3
There are a total of 37 Watchung police officers. This results in 6.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.7% greater than the New Jersey average and 94.3% 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
Peapack and Gladstone, NJ2,58833220253
Middlebush, NJ2,57446313360
Chester, NJ1,5770365365
Fanwood, NJ7,53013412425
Six Mile Run, NJ2,65556380436
Chatham, NJ9,0300444444
Weston, NJ2,14759398456
Watchung, NJ5,944176,6516,668

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Trenton, MO5,9462241,6721,897
Old Tappan, NJ5,94217367383
Caruthersville, MO5,9411,2414,7876,028
Piedmont, SC5,9405243,2403,764
Rincon Valley, AZ5,9381548711,025
Watchung, NJ5,944176,6516,668
Source: The Watchung, 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.
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