According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Piscataway is safer than 75% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In New Jersey, only on the order of 26% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Piscataway. If you live in Piscataway, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 95. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 31.
Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Piscataway, and we found that the crime rate in Piscataway is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Piscataway is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Piscataway does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Piscataway.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Piscataway's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Piscataway is one in 884.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Piscataway is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Piscataway than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 107.