Crime in New Jersey

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This article refers to crime in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a field office in New Jersey, located in Newark.[1]

State statistics[edit]

As of 2013, there was a reported 192,971 crimes in New Jersey, including 401 murders. This is an overall decrease in total crimes reported, but an increase in murders.[2]

By location[edit]


According to the FBI, in 2010, Elizabeth, New Jersey was the twenty-fifth most dangerous city in the United States. Elizabeth has more than 1,000 violent crimes out of 100,000 people.[3]


Camden has been ranked among the most dangerous cities in the United States in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2009.[4]

Capital punishment laws[edit]

Capital punishment is not applied in this state.[5] New Jersey was the first state to repeal the use of the death penalty after the Supreme Court restored the use of capital punishment in the Gregg v. Georgia case.[6]


Akbar Pray, Newark resident, was sentenced to life in prison in 1990 for leading a drugs gang that had dominated the city's drug trade since the early 1970s.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Local FBI Offices". FBI. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey Crime Rates 1960 - 2013". The Disaster Center. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Leah Goldman; Kevin Lincoln (19 September 2011). "The New Most Dangerous Cities In America". Business Insider. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Hirsch, Deborah (24 November 2009). "Report ranks Camden most dangerous U.S. city". Courier Post. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
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  6. ^ Richburg, Keith (14 December 2007). "N.J. Approves Abolition of Death Penalty; Corzine to Sign". The Washington Post. Retrieved 17 February 2012.