Watchung, NJ Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
396
Total Crimes
6,667.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
159.61%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Watchung, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Watchung is 6,667.8 per 100,000 people. That's 159.61% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 313.38% 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.

Watchung SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
7
Amenities
7
Education
10
Commute
3

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Watchung
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 396 6,667.8 1,613.0 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 3.2 5.0
Robbery 1 16.8 71.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 0 0.0 117.4 246.8
Violent Crime 1 16.8 208.1 368.9
Burglary 17 286.2 215.9 376.0
Larceny 374 6,297.4 1,065.1 1,594.6
Car Theft 4 67.4 123.9 228.9
Property Crime 395 6,651.0 1,404.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Watchung

1
Violent Crimes
16.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-95.44%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 5,939.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Watchung each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Watchung is 16.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -95.44% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -91.91% lower than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 208.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Watchung

395
Property Crimes
6,651.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
202.38%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 15.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Watchung each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Watchung is 6,651.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 202.38% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 373.41% higher than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,404.9 per 100,000 people.

Watchung 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 Watchung

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Plainfield, NJ 50,820 1,015 1,997.2 1,613.5 383.7
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
North Plainfield, NJ 21,834 377 1,726.7 1,548.0 178.6
New Providence, NJ 13,283 65 489.3 489.3 0.0
Florham Park, NJ 11,602 68 586.1 560.2 25.9
Boonton, NJ 8,236 101 1,226.3 1,141.3 85.0
Fanwood, NJ 7,768 33 424.8 411.9 12.9
Dunellen, NJ 7,328 100 1,364.6 1,323.7 40.9
Mountainside, NJ 6,925 55 794.2 765.3 28.9
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