New Brunswick, 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

The crime rate in New Brunswick is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 New Brunswick is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, New Brunswick is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, New Brunswick has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare New Brunswick to other communities of similar population, then New Brunswick crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 189. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that New Brunswick's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick is one in 38.

New Brunswick Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

New Brunswick Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

294

1,459

1,753

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.28

26.21

31.49

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.28
2.07
National Median: 4
    New Brunswick
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 189

in New Brunswick

1 in 483

in New Jersey

New Brunswick VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 55,676
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 24 100 167
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 1.80 3.00

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)

100 75 50 25 0
26.21
13.36
National Median: 21
    New Brunswick
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in New Brunswick

1 in 75

in New Jersey

New Brunswick Property CRIMES

Population: 55,676
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 250 1,142 67
Rate per 1,000 4.49 20.51 1.20

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

New Brunswick Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
303
56
National Median: 28.3
    New Brunswick
    New Jersey