Wayne Township, NJ Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Wayne Township, NJ? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Passaic County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Wayne Township area. Wayne Township has a population of 55,210, which makes it the 27th largest city in New Jersey, and an average income of $106,357. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Wayne Township, NJ

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 16 reported violent crimes and 1163 reported property crimes in Wayne Township. This compares to 22,879 reported violent crimes and 145,701 reported property crimes statewide in New Jersey. This makes Wayne Township 335th in the state of New Jersey when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Wayne Township was robbery, with 13 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 1,031 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.


Wayne Township Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 27th
  • Violent Crimes: 84th (335th per 100k)
  • Rape: 24th (174th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 73rd (347th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 54th (179th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 19th (107th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 57th (247th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 13th (73rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 41st (174th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 690th
  • Violent Crimes: 617th (4,474th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,406th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 484th (3,913th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 329th (1,651st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 794th (3,653rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 626th (4,412th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 647th (2,892nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 486th (2,704th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Passaic County (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 7th (15th per 100k)
  • Rape: 6th (10th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 12th (16th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (8th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (9th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 4th (9th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 55,210
  • Households: 18,102
  • Median Income: $106,357
  • Land Area: 23.732 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.408 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Wayne Township, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 1 1
Agg. Assault 20 2
Robbery 16 13
Burglary 98 102
Vehicle Thefts 38 30
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in Wayne Township, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 1
Aggravated Assault 2
Robbery 13

Property Crimes in Wayne Township, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 102
Larceny 1031
Motor Vehicle Theft 30
Arson 0

Agg. Assault in Wayne Township, NJ

Year Agg. Assault
2006 16
2007 22
2008 30
2009 22
2010 13
2011 13
2012 27
2013 13
2014 20
2015 2

Violent Crimes in Wayne Township, NJ

Year Violent Crimes
2006 39
2007 40
2008 48
2009 57
2010 32
2011 34
2012 40
2013 29
2014 37
2015 16

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

New Jersey Statistics:

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 overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Wayne Township and compared them to the rates for that same crime in New Jersey and 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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