Jackson Township, NJ Criminal and Public Records

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About Jackson Township

Jackson Township is located in Ocean County, with a population of 56,416. This makes it the 26th most populous city in New Jersey. It has an average income of $84,871.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 33 reported major violent crimes (0.000581 per person) and 459 reported major property crimes in Jackson Township (0.008079 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 Jackson Township.

Crime Rates Compared to New Jersey

When it comes to major violent crimes, Jackson Township has 0.000581 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.002554 violent crimes per person statewide.

Jackson Township has 0.008079 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.016265 per person statewide.


Jackson Township Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 26th
  • Violent Crimes: 68th (265th per 100k)
  • Murder: 13th (53rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 22nd (153rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 51st (218th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 62nd (246th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 72nd (320th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 49th (229th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 79th (336th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 49th (245th per 100k)
  • Arson: 8th (56th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 663rd
  • Violent Crimes: 600th (4,200th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (399th per 100k)
  • Rape: 188th (1,373rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 462nd (3,552nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 337th (1,799th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,325th (6,721st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 609th (4,213th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,223rd (6,577th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 498th (2,930th per 100k)
  • Arson: 111th (711th per 100k)

In Ocean County (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 6th (19th per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Rape: 6th (11th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 4th (16th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 6th (14th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 4th (24th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (20th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 6th (29th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (11th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (4th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 56,416
  • Households: 20,131
  • Median Income: $84,871
  • Land Area: 99.171 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.38 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Jackson Township, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 4 3
Agg. Assault 18 24
Robbery 15 5
Burglary 143 119
Vehicle Thefts 9 18
Arson 11 7

Violent Crimes in Jackson Township, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 3
Aggravated Assault 24
Robbery 5

Property Crimes in Jackson Township, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 119
Larceny 322
Motor Vehicle Theft 18
Arson 7

Murder in Jackson Township, NJ

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

Arson in Jackson Township, NJ

Year Arson
2006 18
2007 10
2008 10
2009 20
2010 20
2011 9
2012 12
2013 24
2014 11
2015 7

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:


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


Murder in the state of New Jersey

Year Murder
2006 428
2007 380
2008 376
2009 319
2010 371
2011 380
2012 388
2013 401
2014 349
2015 363

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