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Total crime 50%
Violent crime 112%
Property crime 38%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAtlantic City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,322n/a (estimate)3,5211,3542,346
Murder9n/a24.03.76.5
Rape28n/a74.614.438.4
Robbery116n/a308.949.473.9
Assault156n/a415.4127.9279.7
Violent crime309n/a (estimate)823195388
Burglary139n/a370.2146.2314.2
Theft785n/a2,090.6896.31,398.0
Vehicle theft89n/a237.0115.7246.0
Property crime1,013n/a (estimate)2,6981,1581,958

Key findings

  • Atlantic City crime rates are 50% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Atlantic City are 112% higher than the national average
  • In Atlantic City you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Atlantic City is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Atlantic City has decreased by 36%

Atlantic City crime map

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The Atlantic City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Atlantic City as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Atlantic City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Atlantic City, per 100,000 residents. In Atlantic City, the total number of daily crimes is 2.60 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.50 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Atlantic City are 4.21 times more than the New Jersey average and 2.12 times more than the national average. For property crime, Atlantic City has a daily crime rate that is 2.33 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.38 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Atlantic City (higher is better)

      How safe is Atlantic City, New Jersey compared to other cities in New Jersey and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Atlantic City is safer than 3% of the cities in New Jersey and 7% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in New Jersey and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Atlantic City. Overall, Atlantic City is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Atlantic City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Atlantic City is 1 in 122
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Atlantic City is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Atlantic City is 1 in 29
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Atlantic City? If you reside in Atlantic City, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 122. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 38 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Atlantic City, is 1 in 29.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Atlantic City, New Jersey (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Atlantic City has decreased by 4%, the amount of property crime in Atlantic City has decreased by 42%, and the total amount of crime in Atlantic City has decreased by 36% year over year.

      Atlantic City police department

      ItemAtlantic CityNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)68614,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents17.35.73.3
      There are a total of 686 Atlantic City police officers. This results in 17.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 205.5% greater than the New Jersey average and 431.1% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in New Jersey

      StateTotal offendersNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
      New Jersey4,53954266
      There are a total of 4,539 sex offenders in New Jersey. This yields a total of 54 sex offenders in New Jersey per 100,000 residents which is 80% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      North Beach Haven, NJ2,25031182212
      Linwood, NJ7,00915378393
      Port Republic, NJ1,00465387452
      Mays Landing, NJ2,12394555649
      Elwood, NJ1,440105625731
      Tuckerton, NJ3,367383412795
      Northfield, NJ8,5370915915
      Atlantic City, NJ39,3068232,6983,521

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Puyallup, WA39,2742195,9296,148
      Clinton, MD39,2564371,7612,198
      Sun City, AZ39,3635942,7283,322
      Bremerton, WA39,3883423,2093,551
      Woburn, MA39,2201359821,116
      Atlantic City, NJ39,3068232,6983,521
      Source: The Atlantic City, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.