Crime data in New Jersey is reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based on the annual Universal Crime Reporting Program (UCR) by individual municipal law enforcement agencies.  While the New Jersey UCR reporting typically lags two years (for example, the 2011 UCR was generated in 2013), it is a reliable and important measure of incidents of crime in New Jersey municipalities. The program generates a reliable set of criminal statistics for use by law enforcement, and importantly as a leading social indicator.

Violent Crimes

The number of violent crimes reported for a given year is recorded in the municipality of occurrence. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.  

Non-violent Crimes

Non-violent crimes reports the number of non-violent crimes reported for a given year in the municipality of occurrence. They include auto theft, burglary and larceny.

Data Availability


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011