Newton, NJ
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Newton, NJ crime analytics


Newton has an overall crime rate of 15 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 Newton is 1 in 67. How does Newton fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? Newton's crime rate is lower than approximately 43% of New Jersey communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Newton's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Newton is one in 665.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Newton; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Newton Crime Data

 
Crime Index

51

(100 is safest)


Safer than 51% of U.S. Cities

Newton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

12

107

119

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.50

13.41

14.91

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Newton 1.50
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 665

in Newton

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Newton VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,979
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 2 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.50 0.25 0.75
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
Newton 13.41
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 75

in Newton

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Newton Property CRIMES
Population: 7,979
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 22 83 2
Rate per 1,000 2.76 10.40 0.25
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

Newton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Newton 38
New Jersey 69