Rahway, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 8 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Rahway is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 65% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Rahway is one in 120. Compared to communities within New Jersey, Rahway‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 51% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Rahway is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Rahway's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Rahway is one in 672.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Rahway is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Rahway than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 146.

Rahway Crime Data

 

Crime Index

65

(100 is safest)


Safer than 65% of U.S. Cities

Rahway Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

44

203

247

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.49

6.87

8.36

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.49
1.87
National Median: 4
    Rahway
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 672

in Rahway

1 in 535

in New Jersey

Rahway VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,556
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 14 27
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.07 0.47 0.91

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
6.87
11.07
National Median: 19
    Rahway
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 146

in Rahway

1 in 90

in New Jersey

Rahway Property CRIMES

Population: 29,556
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 27 136 40
Rate per 1,000 0.91 4.60 1.35

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Rahway Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
61
49
National Median: 26.9
    Rahway
    New Jersey