Metuchen, NJ
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Metuchen, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

Metuchen has an overall crime rate of 13 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 Metuchen is 1 in 78. How does Metuchen fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? Metuchen's crime rate is lower than approximately 49% of New Jersey communities.

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

For Metuchen, 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 Metuchen than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1984, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Metuchen; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Metuchen Crime Data

 

Crime Index

58

(100 is safest)


Safer than 58% of U.S. Cities

Metuchen Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

7

172

179

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.50

12.39

12.89

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Metuchen 0.50
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,984

in Metuchen

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Metuchen VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,886
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50

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
Metuchen 12.39
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 81

in Metuchen

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Metuchen Property CRIMES

Population: 13,886
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 29 135 8
Rate per 1,000 2.09 9.72 0.58

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

Metuchen Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Metuchen 65
New Jersey 69