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Jersey City, 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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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

The crime rate in Jersey City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 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 Jersey City is 1 in 63. Based on FBI crime data, Jersey City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Jersey City has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Jersey City, and we found that the crime rate in Jersey City is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Jersey City 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 Jersey City 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 Jersey City.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Jersey City 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 Jersey City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 302. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Jersey City's rate for property crime is 13 per one thousand population. This makes Jersey City 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 Jersey City is one in 79.

Jersey City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Jersey City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

939

3,601

4,540

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.31

12.68

15.99

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.31
1.68
National Median: 4
    Jersey City
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 302

in Jersey City

1 in 595

in New Jersey

Jersey City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 283,927
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
12.68
11.2
National Median: 19
    Jersey City
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 79

in Jersey City

1 in 89

in New Jersey

Jersey City Property CRIMES

Population: 283,927
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Jersey City Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
284
49
National Median: 26.8
    Jersey City
    New Jersey