Ridgewood, 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

Ridgewood is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (78%) and also has a lower crime rate than 71% of the communities in New Jersey, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Ridgewood is one in 159 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 40. It is for these reasons that Ridgewood is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Ridgewood, and we found that the crime rate in Ridgewood is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood.

For Ridgewood, 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 Ridgewood than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1927, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 173.

Ridgewood Crime Data

 

Crime Index

78

(100 is safest)


Safer than 78% of U.S. Cities

Ridgewood Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

13

145

158

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.52

5.79

6.31

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.52
2.07
National Median: 4
    Ridgewood
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,927

in Ridgewood

1 in 483

in New Jersey

Ridgewood VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,056
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 11
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.08 0.44

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
5.79
13.36
National Median: 21
    Ridgewood
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 173

in Ridgewood

1 in 75

in New Jersey

Ridgewood Property CRIMES

Population: 25,056
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 22 110 13
Rate per 1,000 0.88 4.39 0.52

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

Ridgewood Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
27
56
National Median: 28.3
    Ridgewood
    New Jersey