While the City of Newark experienced an overall 13% crime reduction from 2015 to 2016, crime reductions by crime type varied. The table below compares crime in the Ironbound neighborhood to crime in the rest of the city. While auto theft, murder, robbery, and theft from auto experienced decreases from 2015 to 2016 in the Ironbound, all of the reductions with the exception of murder were smaller than the reductions experienced by the rest of Newark. In addition, the increase experienced in aggravated assault was approximately 11% larger than the increase experienced by the rest of the city. Both burglary and auto theft experienced double digit increases in the Ironbound while in the rest of Newark there were double digit decreases.
The chart below shows the percent change in the proportion of crime experienced by the Ironbound neighborhood. We wanted to see if proportionally, the Ironbound neighborhood was experiencing less crime. For example, 7.8% of the aggravated assaults citywide occurred in the Ironbound neighborhood in 2015 while in 2016, 8.5% of the aggravated assaults occurred in the Ironbound neighborhood, a 0.7% increase. From these numbers, one can see that the share of crime experienced by the Ironbound neighborhood increased from 2015 to 2016.
The maps below are hotspot maps for violent and property crime in 2016.