Highland Park, NJ Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
174
Total Crimes
1,243.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-51.57%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Highland Park, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Highland Park is 1,243.8 per 100,000 people. That's -51.57% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -22.89% 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.

Highland Park SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
5

How Does Highland Park Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Highland Park
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 174 1,243.8 1,613.0 2,568.4
Murder 1 7.1 3.2 5.0
Robbery 1 7.1 71.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 6 42.9 117.4 246.8
Violent Crime 8 57.2 208.1 368.9
Burglary 20 143.0 215.9 376.0
Larceny 141 1,007.9 1,065.1 1,594.6
Car Theft 5 35.7 123.9 228.9
Property Crime 166 1,186.6 1,404.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Highland Park

8
Violent Crimes
57.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-84.50%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,748.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Highland Park each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Highland Park is 57.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -84.50% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -72.52% lower than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 208.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Highland Park

166
Property Crimes
1,186.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
-46.05%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 84.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Highland Park each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Highland Park is 1,186.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -46.05% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -15.54% lower than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,404.9 per 100,000 people.

Highland Park 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 Highland Park

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
New Brunswick, NJ 56,577 1,519 2,684.8 2,138.7 546.2
Westfield, NJ 30,011 221 736.4 723.1 13.3
South Plainfield, NJ 24,238 420 1,732.8 1,637.9 94.9
South River, NJ 16,159 141 872.6 755.0 117.6
Metuchen, NJ 14,262 133 932.5 897.5 35.1
New Providence, NJ 13,283 65 489.3 489.3 0.0
Florham Park, NJ 11,602 68 586.1 560.2 25.9
Bernardsville, NJ 7,742 40 516.7 503.7 12.9
Mountainside, NJ 6,925 55 794.2 765.3 28.9
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