Highland Park, NJ Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
154
Total Crimes
1,126.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-51.97%
Below National Average
292 out of 488
In New Jersey
3,608 out of 8,904
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 1,126.9 per 100,000 people. That's -51.97% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -16.75% lower 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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Highland Park SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
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 154 1,126.9 1,353.6 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 3.7 6.5
Robbery 1 7.3 49.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 1 7.3 127.9 279.7
Violent Crime 5 36.6 195.4 387.8
Burglary 21 153.7 146.2 314.2
Larceny 111 812.2 896.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 17 124.4 115.7 246.0
Property Crime 149 1,090.3 1,158.2 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Highland Park

5
Violent Crimes
36.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-90.57%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 2,733.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Highland Park each year. That compares to a 1 in 511.9 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Highland Park is 36.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -90.57% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -81.27% lower than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 195.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Highland Park

149
Property Crimes
1,090.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
-44.32%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 91.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Highland Park each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Highland Park is 1,090.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -44.32% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -5.86% lower than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,158.2 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 55,701 1,249 2,242.3 1,730.7 511.7
Westfield, NJ 29,389 180 612.5 585.3 27.2
South Plainfield, NJ 24,100 316 1,311.2 1,195.0 116.2
South River, NJ 15,731 114 724.7 540.3 184.3
Metuchen, NJ 14,639 209 1,427.7 1,359.4 68.3
New Providence, NJ 13,741 58 422.1 400.3 21.8
Florham Park, NJ 11,455 68 593.6 584.9 8.7
Bernardsville, NJ 7,593 56 737.5 737.5 0.0
Mountainside, NJ 6,902 39 565.1 565.1 0.0
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