Paramus, NJ
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The crime rate in Paramus is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 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 Paramus is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Paramus is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Paramus has a crime rate that is higher than 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 658.

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 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Paramus Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Paramus Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

41

1,040

1,081

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.52

38.56

40.08

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Paramus 1.52
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 658

in Paramus

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Paramus VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 26,974
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 25 14
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.07 0.93 0.52
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
Paramus 38.56
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Paramus

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Paramus Property CRIMES
Population: 26,974
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 41 965 34
Rate per 1,000 1.52 35.78 1.26
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

Paramus Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Paramus 103
New Jersey 69