Reported Annual Crime In Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime384n/a (estimate)7,7841,8822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a20.34.14.9
Rape6n/a121.615.338.6
Robbery29n/a587.9108.6101.9
Assault42n/a851.4127.4237.8
Violent crime78n/a (estimate)1,581255373
Burglary117n/a2,371.8312.1491.4
Theft176n/a3,567.81,182.91,775.4
Vehicle theft13n/a263.5131.5220.2
Property crime306n/a (estimate)6,2031,6272,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Salem, NJ. These figures on reported criminal activity in Salem, NJ, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Salem, NJ is 314% higher than the average of the whole of the state of New Jersey, and when compared with the national average, is 172% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Salem, NJ has 519% higher than violent crime rate than New Jersey average, while remaining 324% higher than the national average. In property crime, Salem, NJ is 281% higher than the average of New Jersey and is 149% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 172% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 21.33 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has increased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Salem, NJ per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for New Jersey as well as national figures. In Salem, NJ the total number of daily crimes is 4.14 times more than the New Jersey average and 2.72 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Salem, NJ are 6.19 times more than the New Jersey average and 4.24 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Salem, NJ has a daily crime rate that is 3.81 times more than the New Jersey average and 2.49 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Salem (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Salem, NJ in comparison to other notable cities in the state of New Jersey as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Salem, NJ to other cities in the state and across the country, Salem, NJ is 1% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 2% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in New Jersey cities and all around the United States, Salem, NJ has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Salem, NJ crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 64
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 17
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 13
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Salem, NJ? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Salem, NJ, you have a 1 in 64 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 17. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Salem, NJ is 1 in 13.

Year Over Year Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Salem, NJ is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Salem, NJ has increased by 18%, while the property crime rate in Salem, NJ has increased by 12% year over year. The number of total crimes in Salem, NJ has increased by 13% year over year.

Salem police department

ItemSalemNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2514,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.85.73.3
There are a total of 25 Salem police officers. This results in 4.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.3% less than the New Jersey average and 48.4% 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
Greenville, DE2,28678422500
Alloway, NJ1,710121772893
Fairton, NJ1,1821368661,002
Bellefonte, DE1,4001739331,106
North Star, DE7,6551759441,119
Salem, NJ5,0451,5816,2037,784

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Flora, IL5,045612,6652,726
Sheldon, IA5,0472951,0821,377
Wapato, WA5,0435544,5155,069
Harlan, IA5,0472691,9222,191
Cresaptown, MD5,0485712,8933,464
Salem, NJ5,0451,5816,2037,784
Source: The Salem, 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.