Edison, NJ
Crime Rates



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Edison, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Edison has an overall crime rate of 15 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 Edison is 1 in 68. How does Edison fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? Edison's crime rate is lower than approximately 31% of New Jersey communities.

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

For Edison, 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 Edison than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1157, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Edison's rate for property crime is 14 per one thousand population. This makes Edison a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Edison is one in 72.

Edison Crime Data

 

Crime Index

42

(100 is safest)


Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Edison Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

87

1,392

1,479

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.86

13.83

14.69

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Edison 0.86
New Jersey 2.07

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,157

in Edison

1 in 483

in New Jersey

Edison VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 100,661
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Edison 13.83
New Jersey 13.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 72

in Edison

1 in 75

in New Jersey

Edison Property CRIMES

Population: 100,661
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Edison Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Edison 50
New Jersey 56