Princeton, NJ Crime Statistics For 2020

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-03-08
235
Total Crimes
737.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-71.28%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Princeton, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Princeton is 737.7 per 100,000 people. That's -71.28% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -54.27% 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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Princeton SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
9
Amenities
1
Education
9.5
Commute
6

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Princeton
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 235 737.7 1,613.0 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 3.2 5.0
Robbery 3 9.4 71.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 8 25.1 117.4 246.8
Violent Crime 11 34.5 208.1 368.9
Burglary 43 135.0 215.9 376.0
Larceny 169 530.5 1,065.1 1,594.6
Car Theft 12 37.7 123.9 228.9
Property Crime 224 703.2 1,404.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Princeton

11
Violent Crimes
34.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-90.64%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 2,896.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Princeton each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Princeton is 34.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -90.64% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -83.41% lower than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 208.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Princeton

224
Property Crimes
703.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
-68.03%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 142.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Princeton each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Princeton is 703.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -68.03% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -49.95% lower than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,404.9 per 100,000 people.

Princeton Crime Compared To New Jersey Average

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