Pennington, NJ
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Pennington, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

Pennington's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the borough to be one of the safest in both New Jersey and the nation. Pennington's crime rate is just 3 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Pennington is one in 371.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Pennington, and we found that the crime rate in Pennington is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Pennington is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Pennington 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 Pennington.

For Pennington, 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 Pennington than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2598, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Pennington compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Pennington is just 2 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Pennington is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Pennington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

96

(100 is safest)


Safer than 96% of U.S. Cities

Pennington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1

6

7

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.38

2.31

2.69

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pennington 0.38
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,598

in Pennington

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Pennington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 2,598
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.38 0.00 0.00

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
Pennington 2.31
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 433

in Pennington

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Pennington Property CRIMES

Population: 2,598
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1 5 0
Rate per 1,000 0.38 1.92 0.00

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

Pennington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pennington 7
New Jersey 69