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Harrison Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 161st
  • Violent Crimes: 61st (62nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 22nd (86th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 54th (75th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 51st (55th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 112th (125th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 112th (251st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 106th (111th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 39th (25th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 2,357th
  • Violent Crimes: 593rd (2,550th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 188th (1,236th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 465th (2,700th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 326th (926th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,487th (4,184th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 699th (4,430th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,310th (3,813th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 484th (1,417th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Hudson County (2015)

  • Population: 10th
  • Violent Crimes: 9th (4th per 100k)
  • Rape: 6th (4th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 9th (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 8th (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 11th (4th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 12th (10th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 10th (3rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 9th (3rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 15,474
  • Households: 5,203
  • Median Income: $56,713
  • Land Area: 1.211 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.116 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Harrison, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 0 3
Agg. Assault 23 21
Robbery 16 16
Burglary 42 29
Vehicle Thefts 54 32
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in Harrison, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 3
Aggravated Assault 21
Robbery 16

Property Crimes in Harrison, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 29
Larceny 234
Motor Vehicle Theft 32
Arson 0

Rape in Harrison, NJ

Year Rape
2006 3
2007 2
2008 2
2009 1
2010 1
2011 1
2012 1
2013 0
2014 0
2015 3

Robbery in Harrison, NJ

Year Robbery
2006 27
2007 28
2008 23
2009 26
2010 10
2011 20
2012 23
2013 32
2014 16
2015 16

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Harrison, NJ included 40 violent crimes and 295 property crimes. The 40 violent crimes included: 0 murders, 21 aggravated assaults, 3 forcible rapes, and 16 robberies. The 295 property crimes included: 32 motor vehicle thefts, 29 burglaries, 0 counts of arson, and 234 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Harrison, NJ which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

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

Looking for information on a specific individual in Harrison, NJ? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Harrison or in the greater Harrison, NJ metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Rape in the state of New Jersey

Year Rape
2006 1237
2007 1050
2008 1122
2009 1041
2010 981
2011 1006
2012 1035
2013 1981
2014 2227
2015 2392

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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