Union City, NJ
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The crime rate in Union City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Union City is 1 in 48. Based on FBI crime data, Union City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Union City has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Union City occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Union City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 409. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Union City's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Union City 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 Union City is one in 55.

Union City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

34

(100 is safest)


Safer than 34% of U.S. Cities

Union City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

169

1,263

1,432

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.44

18.26

20.71

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Union City 2.44
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 409

in Union City

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Union City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 69,156
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 60 108
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.01 0.87 1.56
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
Union City 18.26
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Union City

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Union City Property CRIMES
Population: 69,156
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 140 1,010 113
Rate per 1,000 2.02 14.60 1.63
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

Union City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Union City 1116
New Jersey 69