Hoboken, NJ Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Hoboken, NJ? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Hudson County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Hoboken area. Hoboken has a population of 53,635, which makes it the 29th largest city in New Jersey, and an average income of $114,381. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Hoboken, 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 144 reported violent crimes and 908 reported property crimes in Hoboken. This compares to 22,879 reported violent crimes and 145,701 reported property crimes statewide in New Jersey. This makes Hoboken 53rd in the state of New Jersey when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Hoboken was agg. assault, with 102 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 777 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.

Hoboken Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 29th
  • Violent Crimes: 23rd (53rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 16th (98th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 17th (41st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 36th (97th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 31st (150th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 64th (266th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 25th (119th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 33rd (133rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 14th (112th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 705th
  • Violent Crimes: 489th (2,440th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 182nd (1,259th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 384th (2,244th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 309th (1,281st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 955th (4,564th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 635th (4,521st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 816th (3,915th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 478th (2,548th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (815th per 100k)

In Hudson County (2015)

  • Population: 6th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 4th (7th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (2nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 5th (10th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 8th (12th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 7th (9th per 100k)
  • Arson: 5th (7th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 53,635
  • Households: 24,579
  • Median Income: $114,381
  • Land Area: 1.25 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.75 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Hoboken, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 2 9
Agg. Assault 92 102
Robbery 55 33
Burglary 127 93
Vehicle Thefts 45 38
Arson 0 1

Violent Crimes in Hoboken, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 9
Aggravated Assault 102
Robbery 33

Property Crimes in Hoboken, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 93
Larceny 777
Motor Vehicle Theft 38
Arson 1

Robbery in Hoboken, NJ

Year Robbery
2006 46
2007 50
2008 56
2009 56
2010 35
2011 66
2012 43
2013 47
2014 55
2015 33

Property Crimes in Hoboken, NJ

Year Property Crimes
2006 1064
2007 997
2008 986
2009 1052
2010 927
2011 901
2012 995
2013 970
2014 1033
2015 908

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

Robbery in the state of New Jersey

Year Robbery
2006 13357
2007 12549
2008 12701
2009 11639
2010 11818
2011 12209
2012 11385
2013 12082
2014 10498
2015 9729

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