Newark, NJ Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
6,059
Total Crimes
2,146.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-8.49%
Below National Average
419 out of 488
In New Jersey
6,016 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Newark, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Newark is 2,146.7 per 100,000 people. That's -8.49% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 58.60% 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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Newark SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
4

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Newark
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,059 2,146.7 1,353.6 2,346.0
Murder 56 19.8 3.7 6.5
Robbery 367 130.0 49.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 953 337.7 127.9 279.7
Violent Crime 1,492 528.6 195.4 387.8
Burglary 535 189.6 146.2 314.2
Larceny 2,325 823.8 896.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 1,707 604.8 115.7 246.0
Property Crime 4,567 1,618.1 1,158.2 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Newark

1,492
Violent Crimes
528.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
36.31%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 189.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Newark each year. That compares to a 1 in 511.9 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Newark is 528.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 36.31% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 170.58% higher than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 195.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Newark

4,567
Property Crimes
1,618.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
-17.37%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 61.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Newark each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Newark is 1,618.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -17.37% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 39.71% higher than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,158.2 per 100,000 people.

Newark 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 Newark

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Elizabeth, NJ 129,518 3,671 2,834.4 2,236.8 597.6
Bayonne, NJ 65,013 765 1,176.7 995.2 181.5
East Orange, NJ 64,320 1,104 1,716.4 1,259.3 457.1
Kearny, NJ 41,037 518 1,262.3 1,152.6 109.7
Westfield, NJ 29,389 180 612.5 585.3 27.2
Harrison, NJ 20,937 329 1,571.4 1,380.3 191.0
North Arlington, NJ 15,695 113 720.0 675.4 44.6
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 11,988 29 241.9 241.9 0.0
Glen Rock, NJ 11,705 49 418.6 410.1 8.5
Florham Park, NJ 11,455 68 593.6 584.9 8.7
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