West New York, 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

West New York 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 West New York is 1 in 76. How does West New York fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? West New York's crime rate is lower than approximately 30% of New Jersey communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that West New York's violent crime rate is 2 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 West New York is one in 499.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in West New York; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

West New York Crime Data

 

Crime Index

46

(100 is safest)


Safer than 46% of U.S. Cities

West New York Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

106

587

693

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.00

11.09

13.10

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.0
1.87
National Median: 4
    West New York
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 499

in West New York

1 in 535

in New Jersey

West New York VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 52,912
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 12 32 62
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.60 1.17

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
11.09
11.07
National Median: 19
    West New York
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 90

in West New York

1 in 90

in New Jersey

West New York Property CRIMES

Population: 52,912
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 62 480 45
Rate per 1,000 1.17 9.07 0.85

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

West New York Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
521
49
National Median: 26.9
    West New York
    New Jersey