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Crime Report for Elizabeth,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Elizabeth, is 0.4 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Elizabeth Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Elizabeth, has a violent crime rate of 900 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 342 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Elizabeth 900
NJ 342
National 676

Elizabeth, is in the 96% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 91% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 96% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Elizabeth, or said another way, 4% of cities in have crime rates higher than Elizabeth.


  Review crime rate data for Elizabeth,

Crime Elizabeth NJ Nation
Violent Crime Total 900.5 342.3 676
Murder / NNH 10.4 4.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 22.4 13.0 31.1
Robbery Rate 600.1 148.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 267.6 159.4 315
Property Crime Total 4601.7 2219.8 3726.9
Burglary 767.5 456.9 812.3
Larceny Theft 2797.6 1563.2 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 1036.7 234.4 382.3
Arson 10.4 13.9 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Elizabeth, has a property crime rate of 4601.7 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 2219.8 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Elizabeth 4601.7
NJ 2219.8
National 3727



Elizabeth Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 93
National Percentile Rank - 83