Pennington, 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

Your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Pennington is 1 in 322. This equates to a crime rate of 3.11 per 1,000 residents, making Pennington one of the safest communities in New Jersey to live in. In fact, it is one of the safest communities in the entire nation, according to FBI crime statistics.

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.

Importantly, our analysis shows that Pennington has one of the lowest violent crime rates in all of America, across cities and towns of all sizes. Murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault happen far less frequently here than in most places. Your chance of becoming a victim? Just one in 10000. Pennington's violent crime rate is just 0 per 1,000 residents.

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 3 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

92

(100 is safest)


Safer than 92% of U.S. Cities

Pennington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

0

8

8

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.00

3.11

3.11

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.0
2.07
National Median: 4
    Pennington
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 10,000

in Pennington

1 in 483

in New Jersey

Pennington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 2,576
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

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
3.11
13.36
National Median: 21
    Pennington
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 322

in Pennington

1 in 75

in New Jersey

Pennington Property CRIMES

Population: 2,576
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1 5 2
Rate per 1,000 0.39 1.94 0.78

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

Pennington Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
8
56
National Median: 28.3
    Pennington
    New Jersey