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Princeton, 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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Princeton is safer than 61% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In New Jersey, only on the order of 49% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Princeton. If you live in Princeton, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 132. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 43. It is for these reasons that Princeton is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Princeton, 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 Princeton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3087, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Princeton; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 7 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Princeton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

61

(100 is safest)


Safer than 61% of U.S. Cities

Princeton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

10

224

234

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.32

7.26

7.58

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.32
1.68
National Median: 4
    Princeton
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,087

in Princeton

1 in 595

in New Jersey

Princeton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 30,872
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 4 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.13 0.19

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
7.26
11.2
National Median: 19
    Princeton
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 138

in Princeton

1 in 89

in New Jersey

Princeton Property CRIMES

Population: 30,872
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 28 181 15
Rate per 1,000 0.91 5.86 0.49

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Princeton Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
127
49
National Median: 26.8
    Princeton
    New Jersey