Piscataway Township, NJ Criminal and Public Records

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About Piscataway Township

Piscataway Township is located in Middlesex County, with a population of 58,069. This makes it the 23rd most populous city in New Jersey. It has an average income of $88,494.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 43 reported major violent crimes (0.000721 per person) and 545 reported major property crimes in Piscataway Township (0.009141 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 Piscataway Township.

Crime Rates Compared to New Jersey

When it comes to major violent crimes, Piscataway Township has 0.000721 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.002554 violent crimes per person statewide.

Piscataway Township has 0.009141 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.016265 per person statewide.

Piscataway Township Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 23rd
  • Violent Crimes: 59th (223rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 13th (54th per 100k)
  • Rape: 24th (175th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 46th (198th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 56th (195th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 60th (298th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 36th (194th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 68th (313th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 46th (227th per 100k)
  • Arson: 14th (113th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 619th
  • Violent Crimes: 590th (4,066th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (400th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,407th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 456th (3,472nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 331st (1,703rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,241st (6,449th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 581st (3,926th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,168th (6,369th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 495th (2,895th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (817th per 100k)

In Middlesex County (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 6th (17th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (6th per 100k)
  • Rape: 7th (12th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 6th (16th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 10th (17th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 9th (18th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 5th (8th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 9th (21st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 9th (17th per 100k)
  • Arson: 7th (14th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 58,069
  • Households: 16,609
  • Median Income: $88,494
  • Land Area: 18.785 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.175 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Piscataway Township, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 2 1
Agg. Assault 32 30
Robbery 15 11
Burglary 160 147
Vehicle Thefts 23 21
Arson 1 1

Violent Crimes in Piscataway Township, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 1
Aggravated Assault 30
Robbery 11

Property Crimes in Piscataway Township, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 147
Larceny 377
Motor Vehicle Theft 21
Arson 1

Agg. Assault in Piscataway Township, NJ

Year Agg. Assault
2006 44
2007 53
2008 22
2009 34
2010 37
2011 41
2012 42
2013 28
2014 32
2015 30

Murder in Piscataway Township, NJ

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

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:

If you have an idea of how large Piscataway 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 Piscataway 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 Piscataway 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.

Agg. Assault in the state of New Jersey

Year Agg. Assault
2006 15650
2007 14622
2008 14152
2009 14122
2010 13885
2011 13608
2012 12919
2013 12071
2014 11225
2015 11414

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