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

Crime rate in Newark, NJ

The 2022 crime rate in Newark, NJ is 274 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 85.2% U.S. cities. The 2022 Newark crime rate rose by 12% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 53 - a decrease of 8 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Newark has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Newark, NJ is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Newark:

273.8
East Newark:

71.3
Harrison:

180.6
East Orange:

88.2
Irvington:

204.0
Kearny:

140.3
Orange:

209.4
Hillside:

214.7
South Orange:

67.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Newark by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
80
(28.7)
90
(32.5)
94
(33.8)
96
(34.4)
112
(40.3)
94
(33.7)
95
(33.8)
100
(35.5)
77
(27.1)
75
(26.6)
57
(20.3)
56
(19.8)
61
(20.7)
53
(17.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
68
(24.4)
79
(28.5)
58
(20.9)
55
(19.7)
45
(16.2)
49
(17.6)
94
(33.5)
99
(35.2)
116
(40.9)
150
(53.1)
120
(42.6)
116
(41.1)
55
(18.6)
86
(28.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,319
(472.4)
1,604
(578.8)
1,977
(711.0)
1,976
(708.5)
2,433
(874.4)
1,922
(688.6)
1,616
(575.3)
1,334
(474.0)
1,070
(377.2)
689
(244.1)
636
(226.0)
367
(130.0)
368
(124.7)
469
(154.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,130
(404.7)
1,112
(401.2)
1,114
(400.6)
1,093
(391.9)
926
(332.8)
944
(338.2)
987
(351.4)
1,104
(392.3)
1,280
(451.2)
1,155
(409.2)
929
(330.1)
953
(337.7)
959
(325.0)
974
(320.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,947
(697.3)
1,928
(695.7)
2,396
(861.7)
2,144
(768.7)
2,074
(745.4)
1,736
(622.0)
1,433
(510.2)
1,138
(404.3)
1,202
(423.7)
832
(294.8)
721
(256.2)
535
(189.6)
431
(146.1)
537
(176.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,781
(1,354)
3,661
(1,321)
3,921
(1,410)
4,093
(1,468)
3,997
(1,436)
3,810
(1,365)
2,999
(1,068)
3,048
(1,083)
3,200
(1,128)
2,827
(1,002)
2,356
(837.2)
2,325
(823.8)
1,949
(660.6)
2,869
(942.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3,094
(1,108)
3,620
(1,306)
3,699
(1,330)
3,962
(1,421)
2,894
(1,040)
2,412
(864.2)
2,335
(831.3)
2,122
(754.0)
2,392
(843.2)
2,015
(713.9)
1,541
(547.6)
1,707
(604.8)
1,792
(607.4)
2,133
(700.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
85
(30.4)
51
(18.4)
50
(18.0)
62
(22.2)
34
(12.2)
39
(14.0)
16
(5.7)
41
(14.6)
72
(25.4)
38
(13.5)
21
(7.5)
29
(10.3)
24
(8.1)
29
(9.5)
City-Data.com crime index491.1547.7600.9601.7615.2522.9482.2451.8432.6368.5303.7273.7243.9273.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 559 registered sex offenders living in Newark, New Jersey as of April 12, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Newark is 504 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Newark, NJ?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Newark:

300.2
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Newark:

284.9
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Newark:

314.6
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Newark:

361.2
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Newark:

432.9
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Newark:

509.4
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Newark:

539.3
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Newark:

564.5
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Newark:

598.3
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Newark:

700.3
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Newark:

638.7
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Newark:

644.3
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Newark:

583.5
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Newark:

520.2
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Newark:

520.4
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Newark:

441.4
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Newark:

512.0
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Newark:

504.4
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Newark:

187.6
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Newark:

153.4
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Newark:

169.8
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Newark:

175.2
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Newark:

216.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Newark:

267.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Newark:

248.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Newark:

280.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Newark:

322.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Newark:

376.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Newark:

440.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Newark:

442.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Newark:

401.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Newark:

373.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Newark:

415.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Newark:

400.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Newark:

435.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Newark:

477.8
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 1,337 (1,032 officers - 785 male; 247 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.50
New Jersey average:

5.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 1,407 (1,062 officers - 817 male; 245 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.76
New Jersey average:

5.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1,533 (1,187 officers - 925 male; 262 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.22
New Jersey average:

4.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,490 (1,155 officers - 931 male; 224 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.09
New Jersey average:

3.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,491 (1,171 officers - 937 male; 234 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.13
New Jersey average:

3.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,383 (1,113 officers - 867 male; 246 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.95
New Jersey average:

3.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,203 (1,033 officers - 817 male; 216 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.68
New Jersey average:

3.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,312 (1,014 officers - 808 male; 206 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.63
New Jersey average:

3.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,276 (1,007 officers - 805 male; 202 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.62
New Jersey average:

2.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,322 (1,062 officers - 860 male; 202 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.81
New Jersey average:

3.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,209 (1,095 officers - 854 male; 241 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.94
New Jersey average:

3.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,666 (1,308 officers - 1,066 male; 242 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.72
New Jersey average:

3.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,671 (1,297 officers - 1,064 male; 233 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.65
New Jersey average:

3.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,707 (1,317 officers - 1,071 male; 246 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.71
New Jersey average:

3.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,623 (1,227 officers - 1,013 male; 214 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.38
New Jersey average:

3.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,498 (1,286 officers - 1,065 male; 221 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.58
New Jersey average:

3.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,550 (1,314 officers - 1,097 male; 217 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.68
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,518 (1,282 officers - 1,081 male; 201 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.58
New Jersey average:

3.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,562 (1,335 officers - 1,129 male; 206 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.79
New Jersey average:

3.74

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

Zip codes: 07102, 07103, 07104, 07105, 07106, 07108, 07111, 07112, 07114.