West New York, NJ
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West New York, NJ crime analytics


West New York has an overall crime rate of 14 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 70. 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 44% 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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in West New York 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 West New York; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 395. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in West New York; 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.

West New York Crime Data

 

Crime Index

52

(100 is safest)


Safer than 52% of U.S. Cities

West New York Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

135

630

765

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.53

11.81

14.33

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West New York 2.53
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 395

in West New York

1 in 392

in New Jersey

West New York VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 53,366
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 7 46 79
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.13 0.86 1.48

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
West New York 11.81
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 85

in West New York

1 in 61

in New Jersey

West New York Property CRIMES

Population: 53,366
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 121 472 37
Rate per 1,000 2.27 8.84 0.69

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

West New York Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West New York 575
New Jersey 69