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

Crime rate in West Paterson, NJ

The 2007 crime rate in West Paterson, NJ is 165 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 58.9% U.S. cities. The 2007 West Paterson crime rate rose by 18% compared to 2006. In the last 5 years West Paterson has seen decline of violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous West Paterson, NJ is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
West Paterson:

164.5
Totowa:

133.9
Little Falls:

61.2
Paterson:

344.0
Clifton:

105.2
Haledon:

106.5
Cedar Grove:

41.3
Prospect Park:

113.5
North Caldwell:

9.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in West Paterson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(26.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(26.5)
6
(53.3)
5
(44.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(141.3)
6
(53.3)
4
(35.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
84
(741.9)
53
(470.9)
70
(625.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
206
(1,819)
188
(1,671)
244
(2,182)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(185.5)
19
(168.8)
18
(160.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index196.9140.0164.5

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.



Violent crime rate in 2007
West Paterson:

40.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
West Paterson:

53.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
West Paterson:

110.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
West Paterson:

142.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
West Paterson:

116.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
West Paterson:

112.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2007
West Paterson:

258.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
West Paterson:

203.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
West Paterson:

267.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
West Paterson:

184.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
West Paterson:

182.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
West Paterson:

172.2
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 2007, including police officers: 31 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 31 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
New Jersey average:

3.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 30 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 29 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
New Jersey average:

3.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 30 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
New Jersey average:

3.74

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

Zip codes: 07424.