West Orange, NJ
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West Orange, NJ crime analytics


West Orange has an overall crime rate of 17 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 Orange is 1 in 58. How does West Orange fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? West Orange's crime rate is lower than approximately 34% of New Jersey communities.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in West Orange 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 Orange; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 451. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in West Orange; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

West Orange Crime Data

 
Crime Index

43

(100 is safest)


Safer than 43% of U.S. Cities

West Orange Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

105

716

821

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.22

15.11

17.32

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Orange 2.22
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 451

in West Orange

1 in 392

in New Jersey
West Orange VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 47,390
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
West Orange 15.11
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 66

in West Orange

1 in 61

in New Jersey
West Orange Property CRIMES
Population: 47,390
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

West Orange Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West Orange 68
New Jersey 69