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Trenton Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 10th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (7th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (10th per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (15th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (10th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 7th (77th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (25th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 24th (227th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 5th (5th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (16th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 386th
  • Violent Crimes: 119th (195th per 100k)
  • Murder: 61st (218th per 100k)
  • Rape: 143rd (853rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 132nd (444th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 95th (59th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 460th (3,012th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 201st (847th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 813th (5,348th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 179th (262nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 93rd (536th per 100k)

In Mercer County (2015)

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

General Data

  • Population: 84,225
  • Households: 27,844
  • Median Income: $34,257
  • Land Area: 7.563 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.641 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Trenton, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 32 17
Rape 23 48
Agg. Assault 473 551
Robbery 403 402
Burglary 819 771
Vehicle Thefts 340 475
Arson 26 25

Violent Crimes in Trenton, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 17
Rape 48
Aggravated Assault 551
Robbery 402

Property Crimes in Trenton, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 771
Larceny 784
Motor Vehicle Theft 475
Arson 25

Arson in Trenton, NJ

Year Arson
2006 23
2007 21
2008 27
2009 23
2010 45
2011 25
2012 19
2013 20
2014 26
2015 25

Agg. Assault in Trenton, NJ

Year Agg. Assault
2006 593
2007 530
2008 401
2009 599
2010 670
2011 641
2012 627
2013 547
2014 473
2015 551

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Trenton, NJ included 1018 violent crimes and 2030 property crimes. The 1018 violent crimes included: 17 murders, 551 aggravated assaults, 48 forcible rapes, and 402 robberies. The 2030 property crimes included: 475 motor vehicle thefts, 771 burglaries, 25 counts of arson, and 784 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Trenton, 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 Trenton, NJ? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Trenton or in the greater Trenton, 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.


Arson in the state of New Jersey

Year Arson
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

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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