Paramus, 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

With a crime rate of 37 per one thousand residents, Paramus has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 27. Within New Jersey, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Paramus.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Paramus'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 Paramus is one in 597.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Paramus is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Paramus, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 28, which is a rate of 35 per one thousand population.

Paramus Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Paramus Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

44

922

966

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.68

35.11

36.78

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.68
2.07
National Median: 4
    Paramus
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 597

in Paramus

1 in 483

in New Jersey

Paramus VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 26,264
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 8 34
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.30 1.29

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
35.11
13.36
National Median: 21
    Paramus
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Paramus

1 in 75

in New Jersey

Paramus Property CRIMES

Population: 26,264
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 874 24
Rate per 1,000 0.91 33.28 0.91

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

Paramus Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
92
56
National Median: 28.3
    Paramus
    New Jersey