New Jersey, nicknamed the Garden State, holds a population of about 9 million (as of 2016). The state capital Trenton was the capital of the US for a short period in the late 18th century. Trenton is also the center of the largest metropolitan area of the state, but the largest city is Newark.
Vineland and Bridgeton are the two most dangerous cities in New Jersey. The violent crime rate of the city is 583.4 per 100,000 people, while the same rate for the state is twice as low, 255.4 per 100,000. It is the 13th lowest rate in the country.
Vineland metropolitan area has the most crime records in New Jersey. The list includes every category of violent crime: aggravated assault, rape, robbery, and homicide.
The unemployment rate is at 5.9%, while the poverty rate is 16.9%.
Park Ridge is known as the safest city to visit. Capital punishment was abolished in the state of New Jersey in 2007.
Information and mugshots of the prison inmates are managed by the New Jersey Department of Corrections through an online searchable database.
Mugshots are also available in online databases operated by some county Sheriff’s offices. Counties that don’t provide this kind of information online can be reached by phone, mail, or in person.