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

Crime rate in Princeton, NJ

The 2018 crime rate in Princeton, NJ is 42 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 6.6 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 14.7% U.S. cities. The 2018 Princeton crime rate rose by 8% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Princeton has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Princeton, NJ is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Princeton:

41.5
Hopewell:

46.0
Pennington:

39.2
Cranbury:

39.7
Hightstown:

44.2
Ewing:

156.7
Robbinsville:

34.3
Trenton:

499.7
Jamesburg:

72.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Princeton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(13.9)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.3)
2
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(73.4)
11
(81.5)
3
(22.0)
4
(29.7)
8
(59.8)
4
(29.7)
2
(16.2)
1
(6.1)
9
(31.4)
6
(20.6)
2
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.3)
3
(9.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(73.4)
9
(66.6)
12
(88.1)
10
(74.3)
10
(74.8)
17
(126.4)
8
(64.8)
5
(30.5)
4
(13.9)
13
(44.6)
10
(32.8)
13
(43.8)
5
(15.7)
8
(25.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
76
(558.0)
68
(503.5)
70
(513.8)
65
(483.1)
73
(545.9)
65
(483.3)
44
(356.3)
41
(250.2)
45
(156.9)
52
(178.4)
42
(137.9)
34
(114.6)
43
(135.0)
43
(135.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
333
(2,445)
262
(1,940)
261
(1,916)
257
(1,910)
264
(1,974)
304
(2,261)
334
(2,705)
105
(640.9)
259
(902.8)
215
(737.5)
206
(676.6)
194
(654.1)
180
(565.2)
169
(530.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(95.4)
9
(66.6)
1
(7.3)
4
(29.7)
5
(37.4)
5
(37.2)
3
(24.3)
2
(12.2)
1
(3.5)
3
(10.3)
6
(19.7)
5
(16.9)
6
(18.8)
12
(37.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(22.0)
3
(22.3)
2
(15.0)
5
(37.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(9.4)
2
(6.3)
City-Data.com crime index181.2161.9137.4136.4159.1161.4152.952.170.760.649.549.738.641.5

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.




According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Princeton, New Jersey as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Princeton is 30,161 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 2018
Princeton:

17.3
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Princeton:

11.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Princeton:

28.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Princeton:

23.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Princeton:

36.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Princeton:

36.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Princeton:

18.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Princeton:

40.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Princeton:

78.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Princeton:

74.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Princeton:

52.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Princeton:

55.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Princeton:

81.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Princeton:

73.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Princeton:

47.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Princeton:

31.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Princeton:

37.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Princeton:

59.2
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Princeton:

58.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Princeton:

58.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Princeton:

64.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Princeton:

74.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Princeton:

77.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Princeton:

83.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Princeton:

210.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Princeton:

215.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Princeton:

213.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Princeton:

196.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Princeton:

199.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Princeton:

207.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Princeton:

248.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Princeton:

146.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Princeton:

147.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Princeton:

150.9
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: 60 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
New Jersey average:

3.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 69 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
New Jersey average:

3.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 70 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
New Jersey average:

3.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 72 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 68 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
New Jersey average:

3.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 68 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
New Jersey average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 39 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
New Jersey average:

3.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 39 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
New Jersey average:

3.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 38 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
New Jersey average:

3.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 37 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 45 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 45 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 44 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
New Jersey average:

3.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 42 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 43 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
New Jersey average:

3.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 45 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
New Jersey average:

3.74

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

Zip codes: 08542.