Trenton, NJ
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The crime rate in Trenton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 Trenton is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Trenton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Trenton has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Trenton to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Trenton to other communities of similar population, then Trenton crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Trenton does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Trenton 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 Trenton.

For Trenton, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Trenton is one in 82.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Trenton experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Trenton's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Trenton 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 Trenton is one in 40.

Importantly, we found that Trenton has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Trenton is one in 175.

Trenton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Trenton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,024

2,128

3,152

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

12.16

25.27

37.42

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Trenton 12.16
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 82

in Trenton

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Trenton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 84,225
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17 52 402 553
Rate per 1,000 0.20 0.62 4.77 6.57

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
Trenton 25.27
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Trenton

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Trenton Property CRIMES

Population: 84,225
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 775 873 480
Rate per 1,000 9.20 10.37 5.70

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

Trenton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Trenton 386
New Jersey 69