100 Most Dangerous Towns In New Jersey

By September 17, 2015

patch.com

 

Your town may not have the most violent crime. But it could still have a high violent crime rate.

Using information published recently by New Jersey Monthly, Patch identified the 100 most dangerous New Jersey towns - those with the highest violent crime rates based on reported violent crimes per 1,000 residents.

The information was published in New Jersey Monthly’s ranking of 510 of the state’s 565 municipalities. New Jersey Monthly’s 2015 list, compiled by researchers at Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood, dropped towns with a population under 1,500 because of the lack of statistically significant data.

New Jersey Monthly culled information from the State Police’s Uniform Crime Report - using 2013 statistics - to help determine the ”top towns” in New Jersey. Patch then separated the annual crime rate data portion of the study to determine the towns with the highest-to-lowest violent crime rate.

Some of the towns were not much of a surprise. Camden tops it, with one violent crime reported for every 39 people. Perhaps a more surprising entry would be Seaside Heights, which had a ratio of 1 for every 96 people, and Barnegat Light, which was 1 for 285 people.

Here is the list of 100 towns with the highest violent crime rates - with the town name, its county and the number of violent crimes reported per 1,000 residents:

  1. CAMDEN, Camden 25.4
  2. ATLANTIC CITY, Atlantic 17.7
  3. WILDWOOD, Cape May 17.1
  4. ASBURY PARK, Monmouth 16.6
  5. IRVINGTON, Essex 15.3
  6. BRIDGETON, Cumberland 13.5
  7. NEWARK, Essex 13.4
  8. TRENTON, Mercer 13.4
  9. ORANGE, Essex 12.3
  10. PATERSON, Passaic 10.7
  11. SALEM, Salem 10.5
  12. SEASIDE HEIGHTS, Ocean 10.4
  13. BROOKLAWN, Camden 9.2
  14. MILLVILLE, Cumberland 8.9
  15. PLAINFIELD, Union 8.5
  16. ELIZABETH, Union 8.1
  17. PASSAIC, Passaic 7.3
  18. PLEASANTVILLE, Atlantic 7.1
  19. LINDENWOLD, Camden 6.9
  20. JERSEY CITY, Hudson 6.6
  21. EAST ORANGE Essex 6.3
  22. NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, Monmouth 6.2
  23. WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, Burlington 6.1
  24. BURLINGTON CITY, Burlington 6.1
  25. NEW BRUNSWICK, Middlesex 5.8
  26. LAWNSIDE, Camden 5.8
  27. BEVERLY, Burlington 5.4
  28. WOODLYNNE, Camden 5.1
  29. PERTH AMBOY, Middlesex 4.7
  30. HARRISON, Hudson 4.7
  31. MORRISTOWN, Morris 4.5
  32. EAST NEWARK, Hudson 4.5
  33. PAULSBORO, Gloucester 4.5
  34. WOODBURY, Gloucester 4.5
  35. PINE HILL, Camden 4.4
  36. EGG HARBOR CITY, Atlantic 4.4
  37. HILLSIDE, Union 4.3
  38. LONG BRANCH, Monmouth 4
  39. CLEMENTON, Camden 4
  40. CARNEYS POINT, Salem 4
  41. NEPTUNE CITY, Monmouth 3.9
  42. FREEHOLD, Monmouth 3.9
  43. MOUNT HOLLY, Burlington 3.9
  44. ENGLEWOOD, Bergen 3.9
  45. UNION CITY, Hudson 3.7
  46. WILLINGBORO, Burlington 3.7
  47. BARNEGAT LIGHT, Ocean 3.5
  48. BUENA, Atlantic 3.5
  49. PENNS GROVE, Salem 3.5
  50. VINELAND, Cumberland 3.4
  51. PALMYRA, Burlington 3.4
  52. GUTTENBERG, Hudson 3.2
  53. MAGNOLIA, Camden 3.2
  54. ROSELLE, Union 3.2
  55. LINDEN, Union 3.2
  56. WEST NEW YORK, Hudson 3.1
  57. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, Cape May 3.1
  58. COMMERCIAL TOWNSHIP, Cumberland 3.1
  59. BELLEVILLE, Essex 3.1
  60. HOBOKEN, Hudson 3
  61. RIVERSIDE, Burlington 3
  62. GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, Camden 3
  63. PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, Burlington 2.9
  64. BLOOMFIELD, Essex 2.9
  65. PENNSAUKEN, Camden 2.9
  66. NORTH WILDWOOD, Cape May 2.8
  67. MANNINGTON, Salem 2.8
  68. SOMERDALE, Camden 2.7
  69. GALLOWAY, Atlantic 2.7
  70. SOMERS POINT, Atlantic 2.6
  71. HACKENSACK, Bergen 2.6
  72. WESTVILLE, Gloucester 2.6
  73. TOTOWA, Passaic 2.5
  74. ABSECON, Atlantic 2.5
  75. GLOUCESTER CITY, Camden 2.5
  76. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, Atlantic 2.5
  77. WINSLOW, Camden 2.5
  78. UNION BEACH, Monmouth 2.4
  79. NORTH PLAINFIELD, Somerset 2.4
  80. CHESILHURST, Camden 2.4
  81. SOUTH ORANGE, Essex 2.3
  82. EWING, Mercer 2.3
  83. NATIONAL PARK, Gloucester 2.3
  84. MAPLE SHADE, Burlington 2.2
  85. FLEMINGTON, Hunterdon 2.2
  86. BAYONNE, Hudson 2.2
  87. SOUTH HACKENSACK, Bergen 2.1
  88. CLIFFSIDE PARK, Bergen 2.1
  89. KEYPORT, Monmouth 2.1
  90. EATONTOWN, Monmouth 2.1
  91. HAMILTON, Mercer 2.1
  92. MOUNT EPHRAIM, Camden 2.1
  93. CLIFTON, Passaic 2.1
  94. NETCONG, Morris 2.1
  95. KEANSBURG, Monmouth 2.1
  96. GARFIELD, Bergen 2
  97. MONTCLAIR, Essex 2
  98. CARTERET, Middlesex 2
  99. DEPTFORD, Gloucester 2
  100. WOODSTOWN, Salem 2

     

  101. . PHILLIPSBURG, Warren 2

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