Carteret, NJ
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Carteret, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Carteret has an overall crime rate of 12 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Carteret is 1 in 85. How does Carteret fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? Carteret's crime rate is lower than approximately 51% of New Jersey communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Carteret has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Carteret is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Carteret 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 Carteret.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Carteret's violent crime rate is 2 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, rape (not statutory), 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 Carteret is one in 631.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the borough, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Carteret experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Carteret 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 Carteret than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 98.

Carteret Crime Data

 

Crime Index

60

(100 is safest)


Safer than 60% of U.S. Cities

Carteret Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

38

244

282

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.58

10.17

11.75

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Carteret 1.58
New Jersey 2.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 631

in Carteret

1 in 408

in New Jersey

Carteret VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 23,992
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 2 17 16
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.08 0.71 0.67

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Carteret 10.17
New Jersey 15.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 98

in Carteret

1 in 65

in New Jersey

Carteret Property CRIMES

Population: 23,992
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 39 176 29
Rate per 1,000 1.63 7.34 1.21

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Carteret Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Carteret 62
New Jersey 65