Reported Annual Crime In Ocean City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOcean City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime485n/a (estimate)4,2941,8822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOcean City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.14.9
Rape2n/a17.715.338.6
Robbery4n/a35.4108.6101.9
Assault4n/a35.4127.4237.8
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)89255373
Burglary64n/a566.6312.1491.4
Theft409n/a3,620.81,182.91,775.4
Vehicle theft2n/a17.7131.5220.2
Property crime475n/a (estimate)4,2051,6272,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Ocean City, NJ. The total number of reported crimes in Ocean City, NJ is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Ocean City, NJ crime rate is 128% higher than the New Jersey average and is 50% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Ocean City, NJ has a violent crime rate that is 65% lower than the New Jersey average and 76% lower than the national average. For property crime, Ocean City, NJ is 159% higher than the New Jersey average and 69% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ocean City is 50% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.76 daily crimes that occur in Ocean City.
  • Ocean City is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ocean City you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ocean City has not changed.

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Daily Crime In Ocean City (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Ocean City, NJ is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for New Jersey and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Ocean City, NJ are 2.28 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.50 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Ocean City, NJ are 2.88 times less than than New Jersey and 4.21 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Ocean City, NJ are 2.59 times more than than New Jersey and 1.69 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Ocean City (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Ocean City, NJ area in comparison to other New Jersey communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Ocean City, NJ being safer than 15% of cities in New Jersey and 36% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking New Jersey cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Ocean City, NJ. In conclusion, Ocean City, NJ now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ocean City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ocean City is 1 in 1130
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ocean City is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ocean City is 1 in 24
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Ocean City, NJ? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Ocean City, NJ, then there is a 1 in 1130 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 24. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 24 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Ocean City, NJ.

Year Over Year Crime In Ocean City (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Ocean City, NJ is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Ocean City, NJ has decreased by 22%, the amount of property crime in Ocean City, NJ has increased by 1%, and the total amount of crime in Ocean City, NJ has not changed year to year.

Ocean City police department

ItemOcean CityNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7014,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents6.05.73.3
There are a total of 70 Ocean City police officers. This results in 6.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.1% greater than the New Jersey average and 83.5% 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
Longport, NJ9490571571
Estell Manor, NJ1,684102653756
Strathmere, NJ106103657760
Mays Landing, NJ1,714116740856
Northfield, NJ8,61623965988
Ocean City, NJ11,520894,2054,294

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Haddonfield, NJ11,521971,3221,419
Irmo, SC11,5185633,1873,750
South Lyon, MI11,51485407491
Greentree, NJ11,5292241,4301,655
La Riviera, CA11,5295093,1293,638
Ocean City, NJ11,520894,2054,294
Source: The Ocean City, 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.