Metuchen, NJ Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
176
Total Crimes
1,220.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-50.73%
Below National Average
284 out of 489
In New Jersey
4,053 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Metuchen, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Metuchen is 1,220.3 per 100,000 people. That's -50.73% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -20.89% lower 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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Metuchen SnackAbility

10
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
3

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Metuchen
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 176 1,220.3 1,542.5 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 2.9 5.0
Robbery 4 27.7 64.5 81.6
Aggravated Assault 7 48.5 122.2 250.2
Violent Crime 11 76.3 206.9 366.7
Burglary 31 214.9 184.6 340.5
Larceny 124 859.7 1,034.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 10 69.3 116.4 219.9
Property Crime 165 1,144.0 1,335.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Metuchen

11.0
Violent Crimes
76.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-79.20%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,311.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Metuchen each year. That compares to a 1 in 483.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Metuchen is 76.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -79.20% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -63.13% lower than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 206.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Metuchen

165.0
Property Crimes
1,144.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
-45.78%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 87.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Metuchen each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Metuchen is 1,144.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -45.78% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -14.35% lower than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,335.7 per 100,000 people.

Metuchen 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 Metuchen

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Perth Amboy, NJ 51,816 844 1,628.8 1,345.1 283.7
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
Highland Park, NJ 13,791 236 1,711.3 1,609.7 101.5
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
Mendham, NJ 4,876 20 410.2 410.2 0.0
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