Dover, NJ Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
213
Total Crimes
1,184.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
-53.88%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Dover, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Dover is 1,184.5 per 100,000 people. That's -53.88% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -26.56% lower than the New Jersey total crime rate of 1,613.0 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Dover SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8
Amenities
9.5
Education
5
Commute
7

How Does Dover Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Dover
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 213 1,184.5 1,613.0 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 3.2 5.0
Robbery 10 55.6 71.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 15 83.4 117.4 246.8
Violent Crime 26 144.6 208.1 368.9
Burglary 32 178.0 215.9 376.0
Larceny 141 784.1 1,065.1 1,594.6
Car Theft 14 77.9 123.9 228.9
Property Crime 187 1,039.9 1,404.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Dover

26
Violent Crimes
144.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-60.81%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 691.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Dover each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Dover is 144.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -60.81% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -30.51% lower than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 208.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Dover

187
Property Crimes
1,039.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
-52.72%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 96.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Dover each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Dover is 1,039.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -52.72% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -25.98% lower than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,404.9 per 100,000 people.

Dover Crime Compared To New Jersey Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in New Jersey.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Dover

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Westfield, NJ 30,011 221 736.4 723.1 13.3
Oakland, NJ 13,102 55 419.8 366.4 53.4
Florham Park, NJ 11,602 68 586.1 560.2 25.9
Lincoln Park, NJ 10,308 60 582.1 582.1 0.0
Boonton, NJ 8,236 101 1,226.3 1,141.3 85.0
Wharton, NJ 6,482 71 1,095.3 1,064.5 30.9
Rockaway, NJ 6,388 54 845.3 845.3 0.0
Mount Arlington, NJ 5,914 26 439.6 422.7 16.9
Morris Plains, NJ 5,509 64 1,161.7 1,107.3 54.5
Mountain Lakes, NJ 4,308 43 998.1 998.1 0.0
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