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Crime rate in Edison, New Jersey (NJ): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Edison, NJ compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Edison, NJ

The 2019 crime rate in Edison, NJ is 88 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.1 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 36.0% U.S. cities. The 2019 Edison crime rate fell by 2% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 1 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Edison has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Edison, NJ is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Edison:

88.2
Metuchen:

73.0
South Plainfield:

100.6
Highland Park:

117.4
New Brunswick:

228.1
Woodbridge:

99.9
Perth Amboy:

130.9
Plainfield:

183.3
Sayreville:

51.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Edison by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.0)
1
(1.0)
2
(2.0)
2
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.0)
1
(1.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
15
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
6
(6.0)
4
(4.0)
5
(5.0)
9
(9.0)
9
(8.9)
8
(7.9)
6
(5.9)
1
(1.0)
7
(6.8)
7
(6.8)
8
(7.9)
9
(9.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
86
(85.5)
86
(86.8)
80
(80.4)
97
(97.6)
52
(51.8)
65
(64.8)
59
(58.4)
56
(55.3)
49
(48.1)
50
(48.9)
37
(36.0)
47
(45.8)
44
(43.4)
19
(18.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
193
(191.9)
139
(140.3)
147
(147.6)
162
(163.1)
82
(81.7)
66
(65.8)
54
(53.5)
57
(56.3)
43
(42.2)
53
(51.8)
60
(58.4)
58
(56.5)
66
(65.1)
55
(54.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
368
(365.9)
437
(441.0)
447
(449.0)
423
(425.7)
334
(332.7)
343
(342.0)
341
(337.6)
285
(281.3)
269
(263.8)
234
(228.8)
165
(160.7)
185
(180.1)
166
(163.9)
138
(137.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,684
(1,674)
1,578
(1,593)
1,563
(1,570)
1,585
(1,595)
1,220
(1,215)
1,279
(1,275)
1,029
(1,019)
854
(842.9)
743
(728.7)
890
(870.2)
844
(822.0)
906
(882.2)
899
(887.4)
1,143
(1,140)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
268
(266.5)
224
(226.1)
169
(169.7)
184
(185.2)
155
(154.4)
210
(209.4)
111
(109.9)
106
(104.6)
93
(91.2)
91
(89.0)
79
(76.9)
119
(115.9)
82
(80.9)
90
(89.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
12
(11.9)
6
(6.1)
5
(5.0)
8
(8.1)
11
(11.0)
12
(12.0)
11
(10.9)
18
(17.8)
9
(8.8)
14
(13.7)
1
(1.0)
4
(3.9)
4
(3.9)
2
(2.0)
City-Data.com crime index191.9166.8168.3175.6124.1135.5108.599.982.583.778.287.689.888.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Edison, New Jersey as of January 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Edison is 10,121 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Edison:

47.9
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Edison:

66.1
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Edison:

57.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Edison:

54.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Edison:

51.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Edison:

51.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Edison:

67.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Edison:

64.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Edison:

78.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Edison:

75.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Edison:

136.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Edison:

122.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Edison:

113.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Edison:

155.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Edison:

118.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Edison:

108.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Edison:

143.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Edison:

115.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Edison:

98.0
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Edison:

89.3
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Edison:

97.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Edison:

84.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Edison:

102.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Edison:

102.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Edison:

114.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Edison:

134.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Edison:

163.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Edison:

150.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Edison:

192.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Edison:

193.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Edison:

201.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Edison:

196.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Edison:

219.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Edison:

201.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Edison:

232.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Edison:

204.0
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 223 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
New Jersey average:

4.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 219 (170 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
New Jersey average:

3.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 228 (181 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
New Jersey average:

3.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 226 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
New Jersey average:

3.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 218 (170 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 211 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
New Jersey average:

3.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 209 (160 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
New Jersey average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 217 (168 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
New Jersey average:

3.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 226 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
New Jersey average:

3.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 239 (183 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
New Jersey average:

3.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 238 (191 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 235 (189 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 246 (200 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 258 (204 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
New Jersey average:

3.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 266 (211 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 265 (208 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
New Jersey average:

3.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 264 (212 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
New Jersey average:

3.74

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Edison, NJ
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 08817.