New Brunswick, NJ
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New Brunswick, NJ crime analytics


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 40 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 25. 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 94% 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.

For New Brunswick, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in New Brunswick is one in 128.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that New Brunswick's rate for property crime is 32 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 32.

New Brunswick Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

New Brunswick Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

446

1,810

2,256

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.82

31.73

39.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
New Brunswick 7.82
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 128

in New Brunswick

1 in 392

in New Jersey

New Brunswick VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 57,035
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 36 239 169
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.63 4.19 2.96

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
New Brunswick 31.73
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in New Brunswick

1 in 61

in New Jersey

New Brunswick Property CRIMES

Population: 57,035
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 384 1,348 78
Rate per 1,000 6.73 23.63 1.37

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

New Brunswick Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
New Brunswick 390
New Jersey 69