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Summit, 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Summit is safer than 61% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In New Jersey, only on the order of 54% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Summit. If you live in Summit, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 109. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 43.

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

For Summit, 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 Summit than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 4544, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Summit; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 9 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Summit Crime Data

 

Crime Index

61

(100 is safest)


Safer than 61% of U.S. Cities

Summit Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

203

208

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.22

8.94

9.16

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.22
1.87
National Median: 4
    Summit
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 4,544

in Summit

1 in 535

in New Jersey

Summit VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 22,719
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 0 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.09 0.00 0.13

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
8.94
11.07
National Median: 19
    Summit
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 112

in Summit

1 in 90

in New Jersey

Summit Property CRIMES

Population: 22,719
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 157 31
Rate per 1,000 0.66 6.91 1.36

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

Summit Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
34
49
National Median: 26.9
    Summit
    New Jersey