Police Shootings and Violent Crime Statistics in New Jersey

New Jersey has a population of 8,881,845. In the year 2020, 11 people were killed by police in New Jersey, that number decreased 15.38% over the previous year. The state ranks in the #45 position in violent crimes per 100k population, and #46 in total police killings per 100k people. The largest minority in the state are Hispanics which represent 19.91 percent of the population followed by Blacks at 12.71%. You are 6.45 times more likely to get killed by a police officer if you are black in the state of New Jersey.

New Jersey

Police Killings

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 18
  • 12
  • 6
  • 0
General Statistics (2020 est)
State Population 8,881,845
Black Population 1,129,257
Black Population % 12.71%
White Population 4,960,005
White Population % 55.84%
Hispanic Population 1,768,020
Hispanic Population % 19.91%
Police Killings (2013-2020)
Total killed by police 103
Blacks killed by police 51
Whites killed by police 26
Hispanics killed by police 14
Crime Statistics (2020 est)
Violent Crime Rate 208.1 per 100k
Incarceration Rate 278.0 per 100k
Poverty Rate 9.5%
Most dangerous city Camden