Crime in New Jersey

This article refers to crime in the state of New Jersey. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a field office in New Jersey, located in Newark.

State statistics

As of 2013, there was a reported 192,971 crimes in New Jersey, including 401 murders. This is an overall decrease in total crimes reported, but an increase in murders.

By location

Crime in New Jersey


According to the FBI, in 2010, Elizabeth was the twenty-fifth most dangerous city in the United States. Elizabeth has more than 1,000 violent crimes out of 100,000 people.


Camden has been ranked among the most dangerous cities in the United States in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2009.

Capital punishment laws

Capital punishment is not applied in this state. New Jersey became the first state to repeal the use of the death penalty after the Supreme Court restored the use of capital punishment in the Gregg v. Georgia case.

See also

  • Law of New Jersey


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