Linden, NJ
Crime Rates


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Linden, NJ crime analytics

The crime rate in Linden is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Linden is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Linden is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Linden has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Linden to other communities of similar population, then Linden crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Linden does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Linden 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 Linden; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 290. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Linden's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Linden 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 Linden is one in 40.

Importantly, we found that Linden has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Linden is one in 359.

Linden Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Linden Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Linden 3.45
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 290

in Linden

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Population: 42,021
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 11 55 78
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.26 1.31 1.86
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)

Linden 24.99
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Linden

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Linden Property CRIMES
Population: 42,021
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 115 818 117
Rate per 1,000 2.74 19.47 2.78
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

Linden Crimes Per Square Mile

Linden 108
New Jersey 69