East Orange, NJ
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The crime rate in East Orange is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in East Orange is 1 in 51. Based on FBI crime data, East Orange is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, East Orange has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For East Orange, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in East Orange is one in 147.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that East Orange 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.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in East Orange; 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.

East Orange Crime Data

 
Crime Index

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

East Orange Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

442

828

1,270

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.81

12.75

19.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
East Orange 6.81
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 147

in East Orange

1 in 392

in New Jersey
East Orange VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 64,949
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 11 25 160 246
Rate per 1,000 0.17 0.38 2.46 3.79
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
East Orange 12.75
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 78

in East Orange

1 in 61

in New Jersey
East Orange Property CRIMES
Population: 64,949
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 203 461 164
Rate per 1,000 3.13 7.10 2.53
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

East Orange Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
East Orange 324
New Jersey 69