Reported Annual Crime In Cape May

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCape May/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime140n/a (estimate)3,9801,8822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCape May/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.14.9
Rape0n/a0.015.338.6
Robbery0n/a0.0108.6101.9
Assault4n/a113.7127.4237.8
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)114255373
Burglary24n/a682.2312.1491.4
Theft108n/a3,069.91,182.91,775.4
Vehicle theft4n/a113.7131.5220.2
Property crime136n/a (estimate)3,8661,6272,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Cape May is 39% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.9 daily crimes that occur in Cape May.
  • Cape May is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Cape May you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Cape May has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Cape May (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cape May

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cape May is 1 in 880
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cape May is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Cape May is 1 in 26

Year Over Year Crime In Cape May (per 100,000 people)

Cape May police department

ItemCape MayNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2814,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents7.85.73.3
There are a total of 28 Cape May police officers. This results in 7.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.4% greater than the New Jersey average and 137.8% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in New Jersey

StateTotal offendersNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
New Jersey3,92447222
There are a total of 3,924 sex offenders in New Jersey. This yields a total of 47 sex offenders in New Jersey per 100,000 residents which is 79% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Diamond Beach, NJ145103657760
Erma, NJ2,082103660763
Rio Grande, NJ2,353120763883
North Cape May, NJ2,860124792917
Whitesboro, NJ2,0701398871,026
Cape May, NJ3,5761143,8663,980

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pen Argyl, PA3,5761861,0711,257
Marlboro Meadows, MD3,5772411,2201,460
Houston, MS3,5771601,6391,799
North Baltimore, OH3,577851,5791,663
South Glens Falls, NY3,5752431,0271,271
Cape May, NJ3,5761143,8663,980
Source: The Cape May, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.