Union City, NJ
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Union City, 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 Union City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 50. 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 80% 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 288. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Union City's rate for property crime is 17 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 60.

Union City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

29

(100 is safest)


Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

Union City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

238

1,136

1,374

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.47

16.58

20.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Union City 3.47
New Jersey 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 288

in Union City

1 in 481

in New Jersey

Union City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 68,520
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 4 77 155
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.06 1.12 2.26

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
Union City 16.58
New Jersey 14.05

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 60

in Union City

1 in 71

in New Jersey

Union City Property CRIMES

Population: 68,520
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 97 949 90
Rate per 1,000 1.42 13.85 1.31

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

Union City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Union City 1071
New Jersey 59