East Orange, NJ Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in East Orange, NJ? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Essex County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the East Orange area. East Orange has a population of 64,949, which makes it the 19th largest city in New Jersey, and an average income of $36,921. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in East Orange, NJ

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 434 reported violent crimes and 815 reported property crimes in East Orange. This compares to 22,879 reported violent crimes and 145,701 reported property crimes statewide in New Jersey. This makes East Orange 19th in the state of New Jersey when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in East Orange was agg. assault, with 242 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 449 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.


East Orange Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 19th
  • Violent Crimes: 7th (19th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (15th per 100k)
  • Rape: 7th (38th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 5th (14th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 10th (20th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 36th (221st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 24th (145th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 54th (293rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 7th (18th per 100k)
  • Arson: 5th (40th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 541st
  • Violent Crimes: 260th (780th per 100k)
  • Murder: 67th (249th per 100k)
  • Rape: 166th (1,043rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 258th (1,166th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 189th (280th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,019th (5,582nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 527th (3,473rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,099th (6,170th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 353rd (1,106th per 100k)
  • Arson: 108th (681st per 100k)

In Essex County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (10th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (5th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 5th (12th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 64,949
  • Households: 25,526
  • Median Income: $36,921
  • Land Area: 3.928 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

East Orange, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 11
Rape 15 25
Agg. Assault 254 242
Robbery 187 156
Burglary 311 202
Vehicle Thefts 239 164
Arson 14 10

Violent Crimes in East Orange, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 11
Rape 25
Aggravated Assault 242
Robbery 156

Property Crimes in East Orange, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 202
Larceny 449
Motor Vehicle Theft 164
Arson 10

Vehicle Thefts in East Orange, NJ

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 636
2007 477
2008 366
2009 227
2010 360
2011 323
2012 338
2013 270
2014 239
2015 164

Burglary in East Orange, NJ

Year Burglary
2006 593
2007 446
2008 508
2009 388
2010 351
2011 458
2012 349
2013 357
2014 311
2015 202

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

New Jersey Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 23346 22879
Murder 349 363
Rape 2227 2392
Agg. Assault 11225 11414
Robbery 10498 9729
Property Crimes 154993 145701
Burglary 31710 27960
Larceny 111578 105963
Vehicle Thefts 11705 11778
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in East Orange and compared them to the rates for that same crime in New Jersey and nationwide.


Vehicle Thefts in the state of New Jersey

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 24724
2007 21953
2008 20180
2009 15508
2010 15556
2011 17415
2012 16481
2013 13747
2014 11705
2015 11778

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