Princeton, NJ Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
207
Total Crimes
658.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-71.95%
Below National Average
171 out of 488
In New Jersey
2,083 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Princeton, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Princeton is 658.0 per 100,000 people. That's -71.95% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -51.39% 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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Princeton SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
9
Amenities
1
Education
9.5
Commute
6

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Princeton
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 207 658.0 1,353.6 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 3.7 6.5
Robbery 3 9.5 49.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 8 25.4 127.9 279.7
Violent Crime 11 35.0 195.4 387.8
Burglary 19 60.4 146.2 314.2
Larceny 161 511.8 896.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 16 50.9 115.7 246.0
Property Crime 196 623.1 1,158.2 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Princeton

11
Violent Crimes
35.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-90.98%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 2,859.8 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Princeton each year. That compares to a 1 in 511.9 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Princeton is 35.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -90.98% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -82.10% lower than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 195.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Princeton

196
Property Crimes
623.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
-68.18%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 160.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Princeton each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Princeton is 623.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -68.18% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -46.20% lower than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,158.2 per 100,000 people.

Princeton Crime Compared To New Jersey Average

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