Crime Trend in New Jersey

There were 18,375 violent crimes, 262 murders, 118,637 property crimes in 2019.

Violent crime in New Jersey

Number of violent crimes

Crime rates (rate per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 18,375 206.9 [51]
2018 18,536 208.6 [51]
2017 20,604 228.8 [52]
2016 21,861 243.5 [52]
2015 22,879 255.4 [53]
2014 23,319 260.9 [53]
2013 25,415 285.6 [54]
2012 25,727 290.1 [54]
2011 27,203 308.4 [55]
2010 27,055 307.5 [55]

Murder and non negligent manslaughter in New Jersey

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Murder Rate Source
2019 262 2.9 [51]
2018 285 3.2 [51]
2017 324 3.6 [52]
2016 378 4.2 [52]
2015 363 4.1 [53]
2014 352 3.9 [53]
2013 401 4.5 [54]
2012 388 4.4 [54]
2011 380 4.3 [55]
2010 371 4.2 [55]

The number of robberies in New Jersey

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Robberies Rate Source
2019 5,730 64.5 [51]
2018 6,364 71.6 [51]
2017 7,895 87.7 [52]
2016 8,940 99.6 [52]
2015 9,729 108.6 [53]
2014 10,499 117.5 [53]
2013 12,082 135.8 [54]
2012 11,385 128.4 [54]
2011 12,209 138.4 [55]
2010 11,818 134.3 [55]

The number of aggravated assaults in New Jersey

Number of aggravated assaults

Aggravated assault rate (per 100,000)

Year Aggravated assaults Rate Source
2019 10,852 122.2 [51]
2018 10,463 117.7 [51]
2017 10,880 120.8 [52]
2016 11,089 123.5 [52]
2015 11,414 127.4 [53]
2014 11,188 125.2 [53]
2013 12,071 135.6 [54]
2012 12,919 145.7 [54]
2011 13,608 154.3 [55]
2010 13,885 157.8 [55]

The number of property crimes in New Jersey

Number of property crimes

Property crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Property crimes Rate Source
2019 118,637 1335.7 [51]
2018 125,155 1408.4 [51]
2017 140,086 1555.5 [52]
2016 138,012 1537.2 [52]
2015 145,701 1626.5 [53]
2014 154,945 1733.4 [53]
2013 167,556 1882.8 [54]
2012 181,481 2046.5 [54]
2011 189,719 2150.7 [55]
2010 183,042 2080.1 [55]

The number of burglaries in New Jersey

Number of burglaries

Burglary rate (per 100,000)

Year Burglary Rate Source
2019 16,399 184.6 [51]
2018 19,232 216.4 [51]
2017 23,891 265.3 [52]
2016 25,229 281.0 [52]
2015 27,960 312.1 [53]
2014 31,707 354.7 [53]
2013 35,873 403.1 [54]
2012 42,338 477.4 [54]
2011 43,238 490.2 [55]
2010 38,732 440.2 [55]

The number of larceny thefts in New Jersey

Number of larceny thefts

Larceny theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Larceny Rate Source
2019 91,902 1034.7 [51]
2018 94,886 1067.8 [51]
2017 104,025 1155.1 [52]
2016 101,459 1130.0 [52]
2015 105,963 1182.9 [53]
2014 111,534 1247.7 [53]
2013 117,936 1325.2 [54]
2012 122,662 1383.2 [54]
2011 129,066 1463.1 [55]
2010 128,754 1463.2 [55]

The number of motor vehicle thefts in New Jersey

Number of motor vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 10,336 116.4 [51]
2018 11,037 124.2 [51]
2017 12,170 135.1 [52]
2016 11,324 126.1 [52]
2015 11,778 131.5 [53]
2014 11,704 130.9 [53]
2013 13,747 154.5 [54]
2012 16,481 185.9 [54]
2011 17,415 197.4 [55]
2010 15,556 176.8 [55]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

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