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Wayne, 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

Wayne has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wayne is 1 in 77. How does Wayne fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? Wayne's crime rate is lower than approximately 31% of New Jersey communities.

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

For Wayne, 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 Wayne than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 940, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Wayne; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Wayne Crime Data

 

Crime Index

46

(100 is safest)


Safer than 46% of U.S. Cities

Wayne Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

58

657

715

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.06

11.98

13.05

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.06
1.87
National Median: 4
    Wayne
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 940

in Wayne

1 in 535

in New Jersey

Wayne VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 54,838
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
11.98
11.07
National Median: 19
    Wayne
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 83

in Wayne

1 in 90

in New Jersey

Wayne Property CRIMES

Population: 54,838
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Wayne Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
30
49
National Median: 26.9
    Wayne
    New Jersey