Edison Township, NJ Criminal and Public Records

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About Edison Township

Edison Township is located in Middlesex County, with a population of 102,701. This makes it the 4th most populous city in New Jersey. It has an average income of $90,515.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 104 reported major violent crimes (0.001017 per person) and 1,215 reported major property crimes in Edison Township (0.011879 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Edison Township.

Crime Rates Compared to New Jersey

When it comes to major violent crimes, Edison Township has 0.001017 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.002554 violent crimes per person statewide.

Edison Township has 0.011879 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.016265 per person statewide.


Edison Township Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 32nd (174th per 100k)
  • Rape: 24th (177th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 35th (191st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 25th (119th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 16th (239th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 19th (214th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 17th (250th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 17th (109th per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (47th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 283rd
  • Violent Crimes: 529th (3,791st per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,411th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 433rd (3,458th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 292nd (1,399th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 763rd (5,741st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 495th (4,062nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 735th (5,560th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 425th (2,370th per 100k)
  • Arson: 104th (697th per 100k)

In Middlesex County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (10th per 100k)
  • Rape: 7th (13th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 4th (14th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (6th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (12th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (10th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (12th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (7th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (3rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 102,701
  • Households: 35,198
  • Median Income: $90,515
  • Land Area: 30.063 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.63 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Edison Township, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 6 1
Agg. Assault 43 53
Robbery 49 50
Burglary 269 234
Vehicle Thefts 93 91
Arson 9 14

Violent Crimes in Edison Township, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 1
Aggravated Assault 53
Robbery 50

Property Crimes in Edison Township, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 234
Larceny 890
Motor Vehicle Theft 91
Arson 14

Burglary in Edison Township, NJ

Year Burglary
2006 368
2007 437
2008 447
2009 423
2010 334
2011 343
2012 341
2013 285
2014 269
2015 234

Agg. Assault in Edison Township, NJ

Year Agg. Assault
2006 193
2007 139
2008 147
2009 162
2010 82
2011 66
2012 54
2013 57
2014 43
2015 53

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Edison Township is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

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 above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Edison Township compares to the rest of New Jersey or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Edison Township is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of New Jersey or nationwide.


Burglary in the state of New Jersey

Year Burglary
2006 39433
2007 37482
2008 40401
2009 37262
2010 38732
2011 43238
2012 42338
2013 35873
2014 31710
2015 27960

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