The city of Newark, with a total population of 283,673, experienced 29,248 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 329.15 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 3.98% difference making Newark higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 2,543 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Newark also handled 6,794 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Belleville and Bloomfield, Newark is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Newark experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Newark totaled 2,543 violent crimes and 6,794 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Newark experienced 28,698 violent crimes. Of those, 913 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 94 were for revised rape, another 586 were for legacy rape, 16,123 were for robbery, and 10,982 were for aggravated assault.