Garfield, NJ
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The crime rate in Garfield 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 Garfield is 1 in 50. Based on FBI crime data, Garfield is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Garfield has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Garfield compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Garfield with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Garfield's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Garfield occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Garfield; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 468. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Garfield's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Garfield 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 Garfield is one in 56.

Garfield Crime Data

 
Crime Index

36

(100 is safest)


Safer than 36% of U.S. Cities

Garfield Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

68

571

639

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.14

17.95

20.09

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Garfield 2.14
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 468

in Garfield

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Garfield VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 31,802
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 13 12 43
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.41 0.38 1.35
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
Garfield 17.95
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 56

in Garfield

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Garfield Property CRIMES
Population: 31,802
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 110 428 33
Rate per 1,000 3.46 13.46 1.04
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

Garfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Garfield 296
New Jersey 69