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Changes in Crime Rate and Population from 1980 to 1995 in New Jersey

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Colin Salotti
Crime rate and employment rate in NJ counties
100
Crime rate is negatively related to employment
Crime rate per 1000 people in 1990

90
80 rate. This relationship is statistically significant
70 according to 1990 data
60
50
40
30
20 Average crime rate changes 1980 – 1995

y = -7.9867x + 802.11
10
R² = 0.3797
95

90
Average crime
0
91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98
85

80 rate of all
counties decreased
75
Employment rate (%) in 1990 70

Crime rate per 1000 people
significantly from
65

60

Legend 55

50 1980 to 1995
except for
45

40

County 35

30
Cape May County
25

Municipality
20

15

10

5

Crime Rate 1980
0
BERGEN CAMDEN ESSEX HUDSON MERCER MORRIS PASSAIC SUSSEX WARREN

Crime Rate 1980 Crime Rate 1990 Crime Rate 1995

0.0 - 27.1
27.2 - 45.6
Total population changes 1980 – 1995
850,000

45.7 - 70.4 800,000

750,000
Total population of
700,000
all counties either
70.5 - 104.0
650,000

600,000
increased or were
stable between
550,000
Total population

104.1 - 166.6
500,000

1980 - 1995 with
450,000

400,000

166.7 - 311.2
350,000

300,000
an excption of
250,000

200,000
Essex County
150,000

100,000
where population
50,000

0
decreased significantly
ATLANTIC BURLINGTON CUMBERLAND HUDSON MERCER MONMOUTH OCEAN SALEM SUSSEX WARREN

Total pop 1980 Total pop 1990 Total pop 1995

0 15 30 60 90 120
Miles

Legend Legend

County County

Municipality Municipality
Crime Rate 1990 Crime Rate 1995
0.0 - 27.1 0.0 - 27.1
27.2 - 45.6 27.2 - 45.6
45.7 - 70.4 45.7 - 70.4
70.5 - 104.0 70.5 - 104.0

104.1 - 166.6 104.1 - 166.6
166.7 - 410.7 166.7 - 290.3