Elizabeth, NJ Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
4,899
Total Crimes
3,795.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
47.77%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Elizabeth, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Elizabeth is 3,795.3 per 100,000 people. That's 47.77% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 135.30% higher 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.

Elizabeth SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
6

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Elizabeth
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,899 3,795.3 1,613.0 2,568.4
Murder 3 2.3 3.2 5.0
Robbery 386 299.0 71.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 465 360.2 117.4 246.8
Violent Crime 897 694.9 208.1 368.9
Burglary 602 466.4 215.9 376.0
Larceny 2,655 2,056.9 1,065.1 1,594.6
Car Theft 745 577.2 123.9 228.9
Property Crime 4,002 3,100.4 1,404.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Elizabeth

897
Violent Crimes
694.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
88.38%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 143.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Elizabeth each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Elizabeth is 694.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 88.38% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 233.96% higher than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 208.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Elizabeth

4,002
Property Crimes
3,100.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
40.96%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 32.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Elizabeth each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Elizabeth is 3,100.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 40.96% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 120.68% higher than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,404.9 per 100,000 people.

Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Newark, NJ 282,258 7,743 2,743.2 2,010.2 733.0
Bayonne, NJ 66,824 887 1,327.4 1,156.8 170.6
Linden, NJ 42,806 1,248 2,915.5 2,630.5 285.0
Rahway, NJ 30,113 279 926.5 813.6 112.9
Westfield, NJ 30,011 221 736.4 723.1 13.3
Carteret, NJ 23,921 340 1,421.3 1,233.2 188.1
Roselle, NJ 21,787 326 1,496.3 1,289.8 206.5
Harrison, NJ 18,058 414 2,292.6 2,065.6 227.0
Roselle Park, NJ 13,698 109 795.7 759.2 36.5
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 12,163 52 427.5 419.3 8.2
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