Short Hills, NJ
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Short Hills, 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

The crime rate in Short Hills is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Short Hills is 1 in 55. Based on FBI crime data, Short Hills is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Short Hills has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Short Hills compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Short Hills with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Short Hills'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 Short Hills 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 Short Hills.

For Short Hills, 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 Short Hills than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1921, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Short Hills's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Short Hills a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Short Hills is one in 56.

Short Hills Crime Data

 

Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Short Hills Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

7

239

246

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.52

17.77

18.30

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Short Hills 0.52
New Jersey 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,921

in Short Hills

1 in 481

in New Jersey

Short Hills VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,446
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Short Hills 17.77
New Jersey 14.05

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 56

in Short Hills

1 in 71

in New Jersey

Short Hills Property CRIMES

Population: 13,446
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Short Hills Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Short Hills 47
New Jersey 59

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