Princeton, NJ
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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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Princeton has an overall crime rate of 14 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Princeton is 1 in 71. How does Princeton fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? Princeton's crime rate is lower than approximately 36% of New Jersey communities.

How does the crime rate in Princeton compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Princeton with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Princeton's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 1652, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Princeton; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Princeton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

45

(100 is safest)


Safer than 45% of U.S. Cities

Princeton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

19

423

442

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.61

13.48

14.08

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Princeton 0.61
New Jersey 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,652

in Princeton

1 in 481

in New Jersey

Princeton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 31,386
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 3 14
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.06 0.10 0.45

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Princeton 13.48
New Jersey 14.05

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 74

in Princeton

1 in 71

in New Jersey

Princeton Property CRIMES

Population: 31,386
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 56 339 28
Rate per 1,000 1.78 10.80 0.89

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Princeton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Princeton 240
New Jersey 59