Columbus, NJ
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Columbus, NJ crime analytics


Columbus has an overall crime rate of 14 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 Columbus is 1 in 73. How does Columbus fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? Columbus's crime rate is lower than approximately 46% of New Jersey communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Columbus has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus.

For Columbus, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Columbus than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1429, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Columbus; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Columbus Crime Data

 
Crime Index

55

(100 is safest)


Safer than 55% of U.S. Cities

Columbus Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

111

117

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.70

12.95

13.65

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbus 0.70
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,429

in Columbus

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Columbus VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,574
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Columbus 12.95
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 77

in Columbus

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Columbus Property CRIMES
Population: 8,574
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Columbus Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Columbus 5
New Jersey 69