South Orange, 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 South Orange is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 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 South Orange is 1 in 56. Based on FBI crime data, South Orange is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, South Orange has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in South Orange compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared South Orange with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether South Orange's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how South Orange 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 South Orange.

For South Orange, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in South Orange than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1045, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that South Orange's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes South Orange 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 South Orange is one in 59.

South Orange Crime Data

 

Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

South Orange Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

282

298

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.96

16.87

17.83

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.96
2.07
National Median: 4
    South Orange
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,045

in South Orange

1 in 483

in New Jersey

South Orange VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 16,713
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
16.87
13.36
National Median: 21
    South Orange
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 59

in South Orange

1 in 75

in New Jersey

South Orange Property CRIMES

Population: 16,713
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

South Orange Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
104
56
National Median: 28.3
    South Orange
    New Jersey