Passaic, NJ
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The crime rate in Passaic is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Passaic is 1 in 50. Based on FBI crime data, Passaic is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Passaic has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Passaic occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Passaic; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 217. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Passaic; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Passaic Crime Data

 
Crime Index

36

(100 is safest)


Safer than 36% of U.S. Cities

Passaic Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

327

1,100

1,427

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.60

15.47

20.07

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Passaic 4.60
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 217

in Passaic

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Passaic VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 71,085
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 3 161 160
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.04 2.26 2.25
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
Passaic 15.47
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 65

in Passaic

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Passaic Property CRIMES
Population: 71,085
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 193 762 145
Rate per 1,000 2.72 10.72 2.04
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

Passaic Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Passaic 440
New Jersey 69