New Brunswick, NJ Criminal and Public Records

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About New Brunswick

New Brunswick is located in Middlesex County, with a population of 57,035. This makes it the 25th most populous city in New Jersey. It has an average income of $38,435.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 413 reported major violent crimes (0.007173 per person) and 1,279 reported major property crimes in New Brunswick (0.022213 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 New Brunswick.

Crime Rates Compared to New Jersey

When it comes to major violent crimes, New Brunswick has 0.007173 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.002554 violent crimes per person statewide.

New Brunswick has 0.022213 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.016265 per person statewide.


New Brunswick Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 25th
  • Violent Crimes: 8th (15th per 100k)
  • Murder: 12th (48th per 100k)
  • Rape: 6th (25th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 12th (29th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 7th (11th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 14th (93rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 9th (64th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 18th (108th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 22nd (66th per 100k)
  • Arson: 11th (79th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 654th
  • Violent Crimes: 270th (683rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 76th (382nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 165th (974th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 334th (1,713th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 142nd (94th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 728th (3,414th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 413th (1,976th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 747th (3,717th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 441st (1,991st per 100k)
  • Arson: 114th (765th per 100k)

In Middlesex County (2015)

  • Population: 5th
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 4th (2nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (6th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 57,035
  • Households: 14,329
  • Median Income: $38,435
  • Land Area: 5.233 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.521 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

New Brunswick, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 4 2
Rape 18 26
Agg. Assault 174 153
Robbery 222 232
Burglary 523 329
Vehicle Thefts 80 75
Arson 11 4

Violent Crimes in New Brunswick, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 2
Rape 26
Aggravated Assault 153
Robbery 232

Property Crimes in New Brunswick, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 329
Larceny 875
Motor Vehicle Theft 75
Arson 4

Burglary in New Brunswick, NJ

Year Burglary
2006 515
2007 448
2008 667
2009 510
2010 410
2011 404
2012 557
2013 546
2014 523
2015 329

Vehicle Thefts in New Brunswick, NJ

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 207
2007 162
2008 200
2009 120
2010 120
2011 103
2012 83
2013 87
2014 80
2015 75

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick 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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