Reported Annual Crime In South Toms River

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Toms River/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime76n/a (estimate)2,0341,7902,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Toms River/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.25.3
Rape1n/a26.816.240.4
Robbery3n/a80.3100.4102.8
Assault8n/a214.1124.2248.5
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)321245386
Burglary14n/a374.6282.7468.9
Theft45n/a1,204.21,135.21,745.0
Vehicle theft5n/a133.8126.6236.9
Property crime64n/a (estimate)1,7131,5452,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in South Toms River, NJ. The total number of reported crimes in South Toms River, 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 South Toms River, NJ crime rate is 14% higher than the New Jersey average and is 28% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, South Toms River, NJ has a violent crime rate that is 31% higher than the New Jersey average and 17% lower than the national average. For property crime, South Toms River, NJ is 11% higher than the New Jersey average and 30% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Spring Lake Heights, NJ4,69122323344
Pine Beach, NJ2,2390372372
Dover Beaches South, NJ1,21559375435
Vista Center, NJ2,12761387448
Brielle, NJ4,7720463463
Allenwood, NJ1,02264405469
Island Heights, NJ1,7100481481
South Toms River, NJ3,7223211,7132,034

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in South Toms River is 28% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.57 daily crimes that occur in South Toms River.
  • South Toms River is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States.
  • In South Toms River you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in South Toms River has decreased by 22%.

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Daily Crime In South Toms River (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in South Toms River, NJ per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for New Jersey as well as national figures. In South Toms River, NJ the total number of daily crimes is 1.14 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.39 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in South Toms River, NJ are 1.31 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.20 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, South Toms River, NJ has a daily crime rate that is 1.11 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.43 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is South Toms River (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of South Toms River, NJ compared to every other city in New Jersey as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that South Toms River, NJ ranks safer than 19% of every city located within New Jersey along with 41% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in New Jersey and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than South Toms River, NJ. As a result, South Toms River, NJ is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Toms River

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Toms River is 1 in 312
The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Toms River is 1 in 59
The chance of being a victim of crime in South Toms River is 1 in 50
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in South Toms River, NJ? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In South Toms River, NJ your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 312. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 59 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in South Toms River, NJ is 1 in 50.

Year Over Year Crime In South Toms River (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether South Toms River, NJ is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. South Toms River, NJ has increased by 35% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 27% year over year. Total crimes for South Toms River, NJ has decreased by 22% in the same time frame.

South Toms River police department

ItemSouth Toms RiverNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1214,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.25.73.3
There are a total of 12 South Toms River police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.9% less than the New Jersey average and 1.2% less 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.

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South Toms River, NJ3,7223211,7132,034
Source: The South Toms River, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.