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Crime Report for Paterson,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Paterson, is 0.6 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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Paterson Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



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


Paterson, has a violent crime rate of 1000 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

Paterson 1000
NJ 342
National 676

Paterson, is in the 97% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 92% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 97% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Paterson, or said another way, 3% of cities in have crime rates higher than Paterson.


  Review crime rate data for Paterson,

Crime Paterson NJ Nation
Violent Crime Total 1000.4 342.3 676
Murder / NNH 11.7 4.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 15.8 13.0 31.1
Robbery Rate 529.7 148.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 443.2 159.4 315
Property Crime Total 3133.1 2219.8 3726.9
Burglary 1073.9 456.9 812.3
Larceny Theft 1387.9 1563.2 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 671.3 234.4 382.3
Arson 12.4 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.


Paterson, has a property crime rate of 3133.1 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

Paterson 3133.1
NJ 2219.8
National 3727



Paterson Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 83
National Percentile Rank - 65