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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


Crime rates in Newark by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
81
(29.1)
84
(30.0)
97
(34.5)
105
(37.4)
104
(37.1)
67
(23.9)
80
(28.7)
90
(32.1)
94
(33.8)
96
(34.4)
112
(40.3)
93
(33.3)
100
(35.5)
77
(27.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
85
(30.5)
73
(26.1)
83
(29.5)
87
(31.0)
60
(21.4)
51
(18.2)
68
(24.4)
79
(28.2)
58
(20.9)
55
(19.7)
45
(16.2)
49
(17.6)
99
(35.2)
116
(40.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,304
(468.1)
1,345
(480.6)
1,250
(444.7)
1,288
(458.6)
1,101
(393.0)
1,387
(495.7)
1,319
(472.4)
1,604
(572.1)
1,977
(711.0)
1,976
(708.5)
2,433
(874.4)
1,922
(688.6)
1,334
(474.0)
1,070
(377.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,261
(452.7)
1,365
(487.7)
1,391
(494.9)
1,359
(483.8)
1,124
(401.2)
1,155
(412.8)
1,130
(404.7)
1,112
(396.6)
1,114
(400.6)
1,093
(391.9)
926
(332.8)
944
(338.2)
1,104
(392.3)
1,280
(451.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,281
(818.9)
2,159
(771.5)
2,056
(731.5)
1,982
(705.6)
1,914
(683.2)
2,000
(714.8)
1,947
(697.3)
1,928
(687.6)
2,396
(861.7)
2,144
(768.7)
2,074
(745.4)
1,736
(622.0)
1,138
(404.3)
1,202
(423.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,562
(1,996.8)
5,252
(1,876.7)
4,974
(1,769.7)
4,377
(1,558.3)
4,385
(1,565.2)
3,996
(1,428.2)
3,781
(1,354.2)
3,661
(1,305.7)
3,921
(1,410.1)
4,093
(1,467.5)
3,997
(1,436.5)
3,810
(1,365.1)
3,048
(1,083.0)
3,200
(1,128.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6,018
(2,160.5)
5,788
(2,068.2)
5,690
(2,024.5)
5,097
(1,814.7)
4,365
(1,558.0)
3,754
(1,341.7)
3,094
(1,108.2)
3,620
(1,291.1)
3,699
(1,330.3)
3,962
(1,420.6)
2,894
(1,040.1)
2,412
(864.2)
2,122
(754.0)
2,392
(843.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
238
(85.4)
177
(63.2)
179
(63.7)
166
(59.1)
93
(33.2)
92
(32.9)
85
(30.4)
51
(18.2)
50
(18.0)
62
(22.2)
34
(12.2)
39
(14.0)
41
(14.6)
72
(25.4)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 283.4)627.0617.2609.0590.8524.6508.3491.1541.3600.9601.7615.2522.2451.8432.6

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 508 registered sex offenders living in Newark, New Jersey as of March 26, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Newark to the number of sex offenders is 555 to 1.


City-Data.com crime index in Newark, NJ compared to other U.S. cities
See how dangerous Newark, NJ is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Newark:

432.6
East Newark:

76.5
Harrison:

184.6
East Orange:

311.0
Irvington:

425.4
Kearny:

104.6
Orange:

430.9
Hillside:

201.6
South Orange:

131.2
When are crimes committed in Newark, NJ?
Violent crime rate in 2017
Newark:

509.4
U.S. Average:

214.8

Violent crime rate in 2016
Newark:

539.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Newark:

597.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Newark:

700.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Newark:

638.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Newark:

644.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Newark:

576.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Newark:

520.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Newark:

520.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Newark:

492.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Newark:

576.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Newark:

568.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Newark:

570.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Newark:

552.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Newark:

625.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Newark:

765.2
U.S. Average:

276.6

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 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:

396.5
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:

448.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Newark:

491.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Newark:

538.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Newark:

558.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Newark:

590.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Newark:

613.0
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Newark:

631.3
U.S. Average:

337.2

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
City-data.com crime index
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,491 (1,171 officers).
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).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.95
New Jersey average:

3.54

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

3.68
New Jersey average:

3.49

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

3.62
New Jersey average:

3.07

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

3.81
New Jersey average:

3.38

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

4.67
New Jersey average:

3.66

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

4.71
New Jersey average:

3.85

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

4.70
New Jersey average:

3.44

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

4.80
New Jersey average:

3.77

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

4.69
New Jersey average:

3.71

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

4.88
New Jersey average:

3.74


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Newark
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

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