Clifton, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Clifton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Clifton is 1 in 62. Based on FBI crime data, Clifton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Clifton has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Clifton has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Clifton is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Clifton does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Clifton.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Clifton's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Clifton is one in 895.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Clifton's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Clifton a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Clifton is one in 67.

Clifton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

38

(100 is safest)


Safer than 38% of U.S. Cities

Clifton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

95

1,273

1,368

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.12

14.97

16.08

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.12
2.07
National Median: 4
    Clifton
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 895

in Clifton

1 in 483

in New Jersey

Clifton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 85,052
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 50 45
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.59 0.53

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
14.97
13.36
National Median: 21
    Clifton
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 67

in Clifton

1 in 75

in New Jersey

Clifton Property CRIMES

Population: 85,052
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 115 1,047 111
Rate per 1,000 1.35 12.31 1.31

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Clifton Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
120
56
National Median: 28.3
    Clifton
    New Jersey