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

Crime rate in Trenton, NJ

The 2018 crime rate in Trenton, NJ is 500 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.8 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 95.7% U.S. cities. The 2018 Trenton crime rate fell by 8% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 16 - a decrease of 7 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Trenton has seen increasing violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Trenton, NJ is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Trenton:

499.7
Morrisville:

135.0
Ewing:

156.7
Yardley:

71.1
Bordentown:

55.7
Fieldsboro:

153.1
Tullytown:

336.6
Robbinsville:

34.3
Pennington:

39.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Trenton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
31
(36.2)
18
(21.3)
25
(29.9)
19
(23.1)
17
(20.6)
15
(18.0)
23
(27.0)
24
(28.1)
37
(43.8)
32
(37.9)
17
(20.3)
21
(25.1)
23
(27.3)
16
(19.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
21
(24.5)
31
(36.6)
15
(18.0)
23
(28.0)
26
(31.5)
13
(15.6)
25
(29.3)
23
(27.0)
13
(15.4)
23
(27.3)
48
(57.4)
59
(70.5)
63
(74.8)
40
(47.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
805
(940.8)
632
(746.1)
595
(712.1)
546
(664.7)
512
(619.8)
500
(598.4)
519
(609.2)
577
(676.3)
525
(621.8)
403
(477.9)
402
(480.5)
427
(510.5)
343
(407.2)
342
(408.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
658
(769.0)
593
(700.1)
530
(634.3)
401
(488.2)
599
(725.1)
670
(801.9)
641
(752.4)
627
(734.9)
547
(647.8)
473
(560.9)
551
(658.6)
620
(741.2)
654
(776.4)
575
(686.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
962
(1,124)
806
(951.6)
852
(1,020)
724
(881.4)
824
(997.5)
865
(1,035)
1,138
(1,336)
1,291
(1,513)
996
(1,180)
819
(971.3)
771
(921.6)
883
(1,056)
792
(940.3)
772
(921.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,940
(2,267)
1,211
(1,430)
1,408
(1,685)
1,404
(1,709)
1,399
(1,694)
1,289
(1,543)
993
(1,166)
986
(1,156)
909
(1,077)
870
(1,032)
784
(937.1)
930
(1,112)
1,035
(1,229)
1,318
(1,574)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
672
(785.4)
460
(543.1)
385
(460.8)
508
(618.5)
401
(485.4)
362
(433.3)
439
(515.3)
469
(549.7)
416
(492.7)
340
(403.2)
475
(567.8)
373
(445.9)
366
(434.5)
377
(450.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
27
(31.6)
23
(27.2)
21
(25.1)
27
(32.9)
23
(27.8)
45
(53.9)
25
(29.3)
19
(22.3)
20
(23.7)
26
(30.8)
25
(29.9)
17
(20.3)
16
(19.0)
14
(16.7)
City-Data.com crime index760.3602.9590.4545.3573.7557.1592.0623.8581.1494.8509.8562.1541.6499.7

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 198 registered sex offenders living in Trenton, New Jersey as of October 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Trenton is 427 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Trenton:

633.4
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Trenton:

721.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Trenton:

746.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Trenton:

667.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Trenton:

622.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Trenton:

737.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Trenton:

788.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Trenton:

764.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Trenton:

751.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Trenton:

745.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Trenton:

650.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Trenton:

751.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Trenton:

802.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Trenton:

951.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Trenton:

698.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Trenton:

761.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Trenton:

781.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Trenton:

330.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Trenton:

314.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Trenton:

333.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Trenton:

316.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Trenton:

306.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Trenton:

363.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Trenton:

442.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Trenton:

402.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Trenton:

349.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Trenton:

357.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Trenton:

354.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Trenton:

357.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Trenton:

343.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Trenton:

456.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Trenton:

399.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Trenton:

481.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Trenton:

489.9
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: 359 (287 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.43
New Jersey average:

3.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 352 (279 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.31
New Jersey average:

3.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 381 (246 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
New Jersey average:

3.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 315 (239 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.86
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 296 (224 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.66
New Jersey average:

3.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 311 (237 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.81
New Jersey average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 314 (238 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
New Jersey average:

3.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 314 (238 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
New Jersey average:

3.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 445 (356 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.26
New Jersey average:

3.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 466 (372 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.50
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 460 (358 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.36
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 414 (360 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.31
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 419 (359 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.20
New Jersey average:

3.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 412 (359 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.20
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 405 (356 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.17
New Jersey average:

3.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 430 (374 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.38
New Jersey average:

3.74

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

Zip codes: 08608, 08609, 08610, 08611, 08618, 08629, 08638.