Elizabeth, NJ Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
3,671
Total Crimes
2,834.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
20.82%
Above National Average
444 out of 488
In New Jersey
7,012 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Elizabeth, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Elizabeth is 2,834.4 per 100,000 people. That's 20.82% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 109.40% higher than the New Jersey total crime rate of 1,353.6 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Elizabeth SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
7

How Does Elizabeth Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Elizabeth
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,671 2,834.4 1,353.6 2,346.0
Murder 17 13.1 3.7 6.5
Robbery 282 217.7 49.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 431 332.8 127.9 279.7
Violent Crime 774 597.6 195.4 387.8
Burglary 268 206.9 146.2 314.2
Larceny 1,931 1,490.9 896.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 698 538.9 115.7 246.0
Property Crime 2,897 2,236.8 1,158.2 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Elizabeth

774
Violent Crimes
597.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
54.10%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 167.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Elizabeth each year. That compares to a 1 in 511.9 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Elizabeth is 597.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 54.10% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 205.89% higher than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 195.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Elizabeth

2,897
Property Crimes
2,236.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
14.23%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 44.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Elizabeth each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Elizabeth is 2,236.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 14.23% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 93.12% higher than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,158.2 per 100,000 people.

Elizabeth Crime Compared To New Jersey Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in New Jersey.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Elizabeth

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Newark, NJ 282,242 6,059 2,146.7 1,618.1 528.6
Bayonne, NJ 65,013 765 1,176.7 995.2 181.5
Linden, NJ 42,515 1,248 2,935.4 2,601.4 334.0
Rahway, NJ 30,157 244 809.1 666.5 142.6
Westfield, NJ 29,389 180 612.5 585.3 27.2
Carteret, NJ 23,444 302 1,288.2 1,121.8 166.4
Roselle, NJ 21,867 265 1,211.9 1,056.4 155.5
Harrison, NJ 20,937 329 1,571.4 1,380.3 191.0
Roselle Park, NJ 13,604 115 845.3 808.6 36.8
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 11,988 29 241.9 241.9 0.0
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