Irvington, NJ Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Irvington, 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 Irvington area. Irvington has a population of 54,580, which makes it the 28th largest city in New Jersey, and an average income of $36,782. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Irvington, 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 632 reported violent crimes and 1703 reported property crimes in Irvington. This compares to 22,879 reported violent crimes and 145,701 reported property crimes statewide in New Jersey. This makes Irvington 9th in the state of New Jersey when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Irvington was robbery, with 396 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 708 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.


Irvington Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 28th
  • Violent Crimes: 5th (9th per 100k)
  • Murder: 4th (5th per 100k)
  • Rape: 8th (26th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 7th (18th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 5th (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 10th (43rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 6th (33rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 31st (146th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 4th (2nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 6th (35th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 697th
  • Violent Crimes: 190th (224th per 100k)
  • Murder: 64th (175th per 100k)
  • Rape: 167th (986th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 293rd (1,204th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 97th (17th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 562nd (2,051st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 334th (1,139th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 870th (4,284th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 157th (53rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 109th (669th per 100k)

In Essex County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 54,580
  • Households: 20,062
  • Median Income: $36,782
  • Land Area: 2.914 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.002 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Irvington, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 18 14
Rape 18 24
Agg. Assault 186 198
Robbery 464 396
Burglary 587 443
Vehicle Thefts 513 552
Arson 12 9

Violent Crimes in Irvington, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 14
Rape 24
Aggravated Assault 198
Robbery 396

Property Crimes in Irvington, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 443
Larceny 708
Motor Vehicle Theft 552
Arson 9

Murder in Irvington, NJ

Year Murder
2006 21
2007 23
2008 24
2009 17
2010 14
2011 14
2012 9
2013 17
2014 18
2015 14

Larceny in Irvington, NJ

Year Larceny
2006 1282
2007 1354
2008 1332
2009 1102
2010 852
2011 721
2012 797
2013 643
2014 736
2015 708

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 Irvington and compared them to the rates for that same crime in New Jersey and nationwide.


Murder in the state of New Jersey

Year Murder
2006 428
2007 380
2008 376
2009 319
2010 371
2011 380
2012 388
2013 401
2014 349
2015 363

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