Newark, NJ
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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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

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 33 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 30. 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 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Newark to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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.

For Newark, 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 Newark is one in 105.

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 24 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 42.

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 132.

Newark Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Newark Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,690

6,712

9,402

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.55

23.82

33.37

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Newark 9.55
New Jersey 2.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 105

in Newark

1 in 408

in New Jersey

Newark VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 281,764
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 100 103 1,362 1,125
Rate per 1,000 0.35 0.37 4.83 3.99

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Newark 23.82
New Jersey 15.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Newark

1 in 65

in New Jersey

Newark Property CRIMES

Population: 281,764
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,162 3,418 2,132
Rate per 1,000 4.12 12.13 7.57

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Newark Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Newark 383
New Jersey 65