Weehawken, NJ
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Weehawken, NJ crime analytics


The crime rate in Weehawken is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Weehawken is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Weehawken is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Weehawken has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Weehawken compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Weehawken with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Weehawken's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Weehawken's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Weehawken is one in 936.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Weehawken's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Weehawken 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 Weehawken is one in 46.

Weehawken Crime Data

 
Crime Index

31

(100 is safest)


Safer than 31% of U.S. Cities

Weehawken Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

15

302

317

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.07

21.51

22.58

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Weehawken 1.07
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 936

in Weehawken

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Weehawken VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 14,040
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Weehawken 21.51
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Weehawken

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Weehawken Property CRIMES
Population: 14,040
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Weehawken Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Weehawken 398
New Jersey 69