Essex County Criminal and Public Records

Below you will find information and resources for Essex County public records. This includes arrest records, criminal data, judicial records, court & vital records.


Essex County is one of 21 counties in the state of New Jersey that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 7,171,747, it is the 9th most populous county in New Jersey. We’ve compiled a list of free public records resources as well as some interesting criminal stats. If you’re looking for records about a specific person in Essex County, try our Public Records Search.

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Crime in Essex County

2015 is the latest year we have criminal statistics for Essex County. In that year, there were 1,529 major violent crimes and 7,452 major property crimes. Keep in mind that on top of those crimes, there were also minor crimes not included in our stats.

On a per capita basis, Essex County ranked 152nd for violent crimes and 198th for property crimes.

To learn more about crimes in specific localities, please review our city pages.

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Essex County Crime Rate Information


Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 4630 1529
Murder 116 29
Rape 106 76
Agg. Assault 1558 622
Robbery 2850 802
Property Crimes 16140 7452
Burglary 3620 1461
Larceny 8801 4855
Vehicle Thefts 3719 1136
Arson 74 29

Agg. Assault in Essex County, NJ

Year Agg. Assault
2006 2592
2007 2230
2008 2254
2009 2116
2010 2116
2011 1934
2012 1850
2013 1614
2014 1558
2015 622

Rape in Essex County, NJ

Year Rape
2006 155
2007 137
2008 129
2009 129
2010 162
2011 115
2012 109
2013 94
2014 106
2015 76

Essex County Court Records


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