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Crime rate in Lakewood, 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 Lakewood, NJ compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Lakewood, NJ

The 2019 crime rate in Lakewood, NJ is 86 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.2 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 34.7% U.S. cities. The 2019 Lakewood crime rate rose by 31% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Lakewood has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Lakewood, NJ is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lakewood:

85.5
Point Pleasant:

45.8
Lakehurst:

74.0
Brielle:

36.9
Toms River:

86.8
Point Pleasant Beach:

94.3
Bay Head:

70.7
Manasquan:

118.7
Mantoloking:

111.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lakewood by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(5.8)
3
(4.3)
3
(4.2)
1
(1.4)
4
(5.5)
2
(2.1)
2
(2.1)
2
(2.2)
2
(2.1)
4
(4.2)
2
(2.0)
1
(1.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(0.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(14.5)
1
(1.4)
4
(5.6)
7
(9.7)
5
(6.9)
6
(6.4)
1
(1.1)
5
(5.4)
3
(3.2)
13
(13.6)
12
(12.0)
4
(3.9)
2
(1.9)
11
(10.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
138
(200.3)
96
(138.5)
93
(131.2)
58
(80.3)
51
(69.9)
31
(33.3)
46
(49.1)
34
(36.7)
65
(69.3)
73
(76.2)
61
(60.8)
30
(29.2)
30
(29.2)
45
(42.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
73
(106.0)
82
(118.3)
N/A76
(105.3)
53
(72.6)
53
(56.9)
61
(65.1)
52
(56.1)
97
(103.5)
80
(83.6)
94
(93.7)
60
(58.4)
97
(94.3)
91
(86.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
573
(831.8)
462
(666.7)
526
(742.3)
N/A247
(338.5)
261
(280.2)
274
(292.3)
186
(200.7)
223
(237.9)
242
(252.8)
193
(192.5)
216
(210.2)
145
(140.9)
253
(240.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
952
(1,382)
886
(1,279)
805
(1,136)
693
(959.8)
746
(1,022)
786
(843.8)
785
(837.4)
768
(828.8)
849
(905.6)
788
(823.0)
718
(716.1)
689
(670.5)
588
(571.3)
675
(640.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
136
(197.4)
100
(144.3)
93
(131.2)
38
(52.6)
55
(75.4)
26
(27.9)
44
(46.9)
44
(47.5)
46
(49.1)
46
(48.0)
38
(37.9)
26
(25.3)
46
(44.7)
37
(35.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(11.6)
10
(14.4)
15
(21.2)
5
(6.9)
6
(8.2)
7
(7.5)
4
(4.3)
6
(6.5)
6
(6.4)
4
(4.2)
7
(7.0)
5
(4.9)
8
(7.8)
4
(3.8)
City-Data.com crime index233.8184.4183.4149.3122.686.490.681.9105.1113.395.769.165.485.5

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 31 registered sex offenders living in Lakewood, New Jersey as of February 02, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lakewood is 1,783 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Lakewood:

76.8
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Lakewood:

63.6
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Lakewood:

49.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lakewood:

93.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lakewood:

101.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lakewood:

93.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lakewood:

56.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lakewood:

62.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lakewood:

55.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lakewood:

89.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lakewood:

105.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lakewood:

138.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lakewood:

179.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Lakewood:

132.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Lakewood:

182.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Lakewood:

164.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Lakewood:

198.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Lakewood:

85.3
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Lakewood:

63.5
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Lakewood:

79.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Lakewood:

80.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lakewood:

98.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lakewood:

100.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lakewood:

88.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lakewood:

107.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lakewood:

102.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lakewood:

130.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2008
Lakewood:

224.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lakewood:

218.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lakewood:

265.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Lakewood:

205.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Lakewood:

276.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Lakewood:

246.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Lakewood:

257.1
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: 182 (149 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
New Jersey average:

4.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 171 (137 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
New Jersey average:

3.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 163 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
New Jersey average:

3.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 153 (121 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.21
New Jersey average:

3.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 159 (128 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 159 (128 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
New Jersey average:

3.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 150 (120 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
New Jersey average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 145 (117 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
New Jersey average:

3.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 143 (116 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
New Jersey average:

3.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 153 (128 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
New Jersey average:

3.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 162 (134 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 159 (131 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 159 (131 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 160 (132 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.66
New Jersey average:

3.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 139 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.11
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 132 (107 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
New Jersey average:

3.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 128 (101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
New Jersey average:

3.74

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Lakewood, NJ
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
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Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 08701.