Ridgewood, NJ
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Ridgewood, NJ crime analytics


Ridgewood is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (78%) and also has a lower crime rate than 70% 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 120 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 35. 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 2135, which is a violent crime rate of 0 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 127.

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

12

201

213

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.47

7.85

8.31

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ridgewood 0.47
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,135

in Ridgewood

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Ridgewood VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,621
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 2 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.04 0.08 0.35

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ridgewood 7.85
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 127

in Ridgewood

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Ridgewood Property CRIMES

Population: 25,621
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 46 153 2
Rate per 1,000 1.80 5.97 0.08

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Ridgewood Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ridgewood 37
New Jersey 69