Paramus, NJ
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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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

With a crime rate of 43 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 23. 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.

For Paramus, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Paramus than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1931, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 23, which is a rate of 43 per one thousand population.

Paramus Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Paramus Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

1,157

1,171

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.52

42.80

43.32

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Paramus 0.52
New Jersey 2.29

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,931

in Paramus

1 in 437

in New Jersey

Paramus VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,032
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 0 7 6
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.00 0.26 0.22

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Paramus 42.80
New Jersey 15.56

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Paramus

1 in 64

in New Jersey

Paramus Property CRIMES

Population: 27,032
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 29 1,098 30
Rate per 1,000 1.07 40.62 1.11

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Paramus Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Paramus 111
New Jersey 66