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

Crime rate in Paterson, NJ

The 2018 crime rate in Paterson, NJ is 344 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 87.5% U.S. cities. The 2018 Paterson crime rate fell by 0% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 13 - a decrease of 8 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Paterson has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Paterson, NJ is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Paterson:

344.0
Prospect Park:

113.5
Haledon:

106.5
Elmwood Park:

116.5
West Paterson:

164.5
Fair Lawn:

64.4
Hawthorne:

47.3
Totowa:

133.9
Clifton:

105.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Paterson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
20
(13.2)
15
(10.0)
14
(9.5)
17
(11.7)
15
(10.3)
18
(12.3)
17
(11.6)
21
(14.3)
18
(12.4)
24
(16.4)
18
(12.3)
19
(12.9)
21
(14.2)
13
(8.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
32
(21.2)
37
(24.7)
26
(17.6)
23
(15.8)
28
(19.3)
44
(30.1)
39
(26.6)
22
(15.0)
26
(17.9)
25
(17.1)
40
(27.3)
56
(38.0)
45
(30.5)
49
(33.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
588
(388.9)
808
(538.8)
695
(469.4)
771
(529.7)
631
(435.3)
769
(525.4)
751
(512.0)
854
(580.4)
848
(584.5)
612
(418.9)
573
(390.9)
551
(374.2)
488
(330.4)
532
(362.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
804
(531.7)
812
(541.5)
744
(502.5)
645
(443.2)
644
(444.3)
735
(502.2)
683
(465.6)
655
(445.1)
663
(457.0)
531
(363.5)
540
(368.4)
500
(339.5)
474
(320.9)
482
(328.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,413
(934.5)
1,361
(907.6)
1,460
(986.2)
1,563
(1,074)
1,241
(856.2)
1,491
(1,019)
1,790
(1,220)
1,619
(1,100)
1,368
(942.9)
1,157
(792.0)
1,182
(806.3)
957
(649.8)
992
(671.7)
797
(542.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,107
(1,394)
1,994
(1,330)
2,004
(1,354)
2,020
(1,388)
1,966
(1,356)
2,329
(1,591)
1,888
(1,287)
2,114
(1,437)
1,984
(1,368)
1,957
(1,340)
1,803
(1,230)
1,526
(1,036)
1,776
(1,203)
2,326
(1,583)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
913
(603.8)
1,005
(670.2)
912
(616.0)
977
(671.3)
629
(434.0)
701
(479.0)
1,054
(718.5)
907
(616.4)
749
(516.3)
742
(507.9)
682
(465.2)
671
(455.6)
631
(427.2)
441
(300.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
13
(8.6)
17
(11.3)
19
(12.8)
18
(12.4)
15
(10.3)
15
(10.2)
5
(3.4)
3
(2.0)
7
(4.8)
13
(8.9)
11
(7.5)
12
(8.1)
10
(6.8)
8
(5.4)
City-Data.com crime index435.9480.0446.8468.0404.5480.0485.6487.4467.9394.6380.2359.8345.4344.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. 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 248 registered sex offenders living in Paterson, New Jersey as of October 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Paterson is 593 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Paterson:

396.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Paterson:

384.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Paterson:

420.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Paterson:

431.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Paterson:

441.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Paterson:

563.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Paterson:

556.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Paterson:

538.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Paterson:

568.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Paterson:

479.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Paterson:

525.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Paterson:

522.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Paterson:

584.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Paterson:

507.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Paterson:

403.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Paterson:

424.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Paterson:

392.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Paterson:

232.7
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Paterson:

258.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Paterson:

250.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Paterson:

292.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Paterson:

301.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Paterson:

334.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Paterson:

384.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Paterson:

416.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Paterson:

355.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Paterson:

304.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Paterson:

384.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Paterson:

357.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Paterson:

348.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Paterson:

347.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Paterson:

342.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Paterson:

386.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Paterson:

422.0
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 2018, including police officers: 526 (419 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
New Jersey average:

3.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 494 (400 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.71
New Jersey average:

3.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 478 (383 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
New Jersey average:

3.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 593 (401 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 590 (398 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
New Jersey average:

3.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 466 (365 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
New Jersey average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 453 (371 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
New Jersey average:

3.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 419 (357 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
New Jersey average:

3.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 593 (497 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
New Jersey average:

3.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 579 (488 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.37
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 563 (477 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 578 (494 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.34
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 545 (457 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
New Jersey average:

3.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 545 (444 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.98
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 489 (399 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.67
New Jersey average:

3.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 465 (376 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
New Jersey average:

3.74

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

Zip codes: 07501, 07502, 07503, 07504, 07505, 07513, 07514, 07522, 07524.