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 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

Rahway has an overall crime rate of 8 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 Rahway is 1 in 126. How does Rahway fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? Rahway's crime rate is lower than approximately 50% of New Jersey communities. It is for these reasons that Rahway is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

However, 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 2 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 623.

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 157.

Rahway Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 59% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Rahway Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    New Jersey

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 623

in Rahway

1 in 595

in New Jersey

Rahway Violent Crimes

Population: 29,911
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 7 7 33
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.23 0.23 1.10

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
National Median: 19
    New Jersey

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 157

in Rahway

1 in 89

in New Jersey

Property Crimes

Population: 29,911
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 18 131 41
Rate per 1,000 0.60 4.38 1.37

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

Rahway Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 26.8
    New Jersey