The city of Linden, with a total population of 42,948, experienced 3,486 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 274.98 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 13.13% difference making Linden lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 131 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Linden also handled 1,050 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Fanwood and Garwood, Linden is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Linden experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Linden totaled 131 violent crimes and 1,050 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Linden experienced 1,453 violent crimes. Of those, 11 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 12 were for revised rape, another 64 were for legacy rape, 688 were for robbery, and 678 were for aggravated assault.