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Summit, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Summit has an overall crime rate of 9 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Summit is 1 in 107. How does Summit fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? Summit's crime rate is lower than approximately 52% of New Jersey communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Summit has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Summit is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Summit does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Summit.

For Summit, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Summit than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3192, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Summit; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 9 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Summit Crime Data

total Crime Index

51

(100 is safest)


Safer than 51% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Summit Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

7

202

209

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.31

9.04

9.35

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.31
2.03
National Median: 4
    Summit
    New Jersey

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,192

in Summit

1 in 493

in New Jersey

Summit Violent Crimes

Population: 22,342
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 1 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.13 0.04 0.13

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
9.04
14.17
National Median: 20
    Summit
    New Jersey

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 111

in Summit

1 in 71

in New Jersey

Property Crimes

Population: 22,342
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 21 155 26
Rate per 1,000 0.94 6.94 1.16

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Summit Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
35
61
National Median: 27.0
    Summit
    New Jersey