Chatham, NJ
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Chatham, NJ crime analytics


Chatham is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (90%) and also has a lower crime rate than 86% of the communities in New Jersey, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Chatham is one in 184 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 35.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Chatham, and we found that the crime rate in Chatham is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Chatham is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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

Importantly, our analysis shows that Chatham has one of the lowest violent crime rates in all of America, across cities and towns of all sizes. Murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault happen far less frequently here than in most places. Your chance of becoming a victim? Just one in 10000. Chatham's violent crime rate is just 0 per 1,000 residents.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Chatham 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 Chatham than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 184.

Chatham Crime Data

 
Crime Index

90

(100 is safest)


Safer than 90% of U.S. Cities

Chatham Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

0

49

49

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.00

5.45

5.45

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chatham 0.00
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 10,000

in Chatham

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Chatham VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,993
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chatham 5.45
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 184

in Chatham

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Chatham Property CRIMES
Population: 8,993
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 6 39 4
Rate per 1,000 0.67 4.34 0.44
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Chatham Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chatham 20
New Jersey 69