Highland Park, NJ Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
236
Total Crimes
1,711.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-30.91%
Below National Average
372 out of 489
In New Jersey
5,452 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Highland Park, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Highland Park is 1,711.3 per 100,000 people. That's -30.91% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 10.94% higher than the New Jersey total crime rate of 1,542.5 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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Highland Park SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
8
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
5

How Does Highland Park Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Highland Park
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 236 1,711.3 1,542.5 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 2.9 5.0
Robbery 2 14.5 64.5 81.6
Aggravated Assault 7 50.8 122.2 250.2
Violent Crime 14 101.5 206.9 366.7
Burglary 33 239.3 184.6 340.5
Larceny 181 1,312.5 1,034.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 8 58.0 116.4 219.9
Property Crime 222 1,609.7 1,335.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Highland Park

14.0
Violent Crimes
101.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-72.32%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 985.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Highland Park each year. That compares to a 1 in 483.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Highland Park is 101.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -72.32% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -50.93% lower than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 206.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Highland Park

222.0
Property Crimes
1,609.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
-23.71%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 62.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Highland Park each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Highland Park is 1,609.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -23.71% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 20.52% higher than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,335.7 per 100,000 people.

Highland Park 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 Highland Park

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
New Brunswick, NJ 55,995 1,373 2,452.0 1,984.1 467.9
Westfield, NJ 29,688 145 488.4 474.9 13.5
South Plainfield, NJ 24,114 424 1,758.3 1,633.9 124.4
South River, NJ 15,945 137 859.2 639.7 219.5
Metuchen, NJ 14,423 176 1,220.3 1,144.0 76.3
New Providence, NJ 13,592 35 257.5 257.5 0.0
Florham Park, NJ 11,522 112 972.1 963.4 8.7
Bernardsville, NJ 7,670 45 586.7 560.6 26.1
Mountainside, NJ 6,888 55 798.5 754.9 43.6
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