Union County Criminal and Public Records

Below you will find information and resources for Union County public records. This includes arrest records, criminal data, judicial records, court & vital records.


Union County is one of 21 counties in the state of New Jersey that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 4,821,399, it is the 7th most populous county in New Jersey. We’ve compiled a list of free public records resources as well as some interesting criminal stats. If you’re looking for records about a specific person in Union County, try our Public Records Search.

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Crime in Union County

2015 is the latest year we have criminal statistics for Union County. In that year, there were 1,879 major violent crimes and 8,865 major property crimes. Keep in mind that on top of those crimes, there were also minor crimes not included in our stats.

On a per capita basis, Union County ranked 130th for violent crimes and 172nd for property crimes.

To learn more about crimes in specific localities, please review our city pages.

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Union County Arrest Records by City

Union County Crime Rate Information


Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 1957 1879
Murder 18 17
Rape 65 84
Agg. Assault 905 847
Robbery 969 931
Property Crimes 9014 8865
Burglary 1868 1619
Larceny 5818 5992
Vehicle Thefts 1328 1254
Arson 19 20

Murder in Union County, NJ

Year Murder
2006 35
2007 23
2008 21
2009 9
2010 24
2011 34
2012 28
2013 19
2014 18
2015 17

Property Crimes in Union County, NJ

Year Property Crimes
2006 11803
2007 12100
2008 12943
2009 11331
2010 11084
2011 11988
2012 10352
2013 9512
2014 9014
2015 8865

Union County Court Records


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