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Newark, 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 Newark is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Newark is 1 in 52. Based on FBI crime data, Newark is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Newark has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Newark 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 Newark; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 211. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Newark experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Newark's rate for property crime is 14 per one thousand population. This makes Newark 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 Newark is one in 70.

Importantly, we found that Newark 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 Newark is one in 165.

Newark Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Newark Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,456

4,396

5,852

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.74

14.31

19.05

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.74
1.68
National Median: 4
    Newark
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 211

in Newark

1 in 595

in New Jersey

Newark VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 307,220
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 60 55 380 961
Rate per 1,000 0.20 0.18 1.24 3.13

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
14.31
11.2
National Median: 19
    Newark
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 70

in Newark

1 in 89

in New Jersey

Newark Property CRIMES

Population: 307,220
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 435 2,100 1,861
Rate per 1,000 1.42 6.84 6.06

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

Newark Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
238
49
National Median: 26.8
    Newark
    New Jersey