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Newark By the Numbers: Safety

This guide focuses on resources containing data on the city of Newark, New Jersey. For an extensive bibliography (books, articles, reports, web sites) on Newark see The Newark Experience .


Uniform Crime Reports
Annual reports produced by the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. One of the two national measures of U.S. crime, unlike the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) the UCR is based on specific offenses reported to law enforcement agencies. UCR reports include:
New Jersey Uniform Crime Reports
Annual reports; the most comprehensive compilation of New Jersey crime statistics. Data for state, county, and municipal levels, as well as seasonal crime rates for New Jersey resort communities. In addition to data on the standard Index Offenses reported nationally, also has data on Non-Index Offenses (e.g., manslaughter, simple assault, fraud, weapons charges, drug violations, DUI, etc.), as well as statistics on offender demographics (age, sex, race, ethnic origin).
Crime Trends From the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports
Bureau of Justice Statistics database allows you to generate trends by state since 1960 and by local agency (usually a municipality) since 1985.
Police Departments in Large Cities, 1990-2000
Trends from 1990 to 2000 in police departments serving U.S. cities with 250,000 or more residents. Data on the number of sworn and civilian personnel, female and minority representation among sworn personnel, officer salaries, officer training and education requirements, operating budgets, UCR crime rates, computers and information systems, types of equipment used, type and number of vehicles, and types of special units. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report, May 2002.