Reported Annual Crime In Atlantic City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAtlantic City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,157n/a (estimate)5,5881,7842,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAtlantic City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder13n/a33.73.65.3
Rape24n/a62.216.741.7
Robbery227n/a588.187.798.0
Assault161n/a417.1120.8248.9
Violent crime425n/a (estimate)1,101229383
Burglary319n/a826.4265.3430.4
Theft1,298n/a3,362.61,155.11,694.4
Vehicle theft115n/a297.9135.1237.4
Property crime1,732n/a (estimate)4,4871,5562,362
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Atlantic City, NJ is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Atlantic City, NJ. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Atlantic City, NJ averages 213% higher than the rest of New Jersey while the rate of crime on a national scale is 104% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Atlantic City, NJ is 381% higher than the average rate of crime in New Jersey and 188% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 188% higher than the remainder of the state of New Jersey and 90% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Atlantic City, NJ area.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Atlantic City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Atlantic City is 104% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.31 daily crimes that occur in Atlantic City.
  • Atlantic City is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Atlantic City you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Atlantic City has decreased by 30%.

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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, NJ per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for New Jersey as well as national figures. In Atlantic City, NJ the total number of daily crimes is 3.13 times more than the New Jersey average and 2.04 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Atlantic City, NJ are 4.81 times more than the New Jersey average and 2.88 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Atlantic City, NJ has a daily crime rate that is 2.88 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.90 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Atlantic City (higher is better)

How safe is Atlantic City, NJ compared to other cities in New Jersey and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Atlantic City, NJ is safer than 13% of the cities in New Jersey and 31% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in New Jersey and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Atlantic City, NJ. Overall, Atlantic City, NJ is ranked below 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 91
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Atlantic City is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Atlantic City is 1 in 18
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Atlantic City, NJ? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Atlantic City, NJ, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 91. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 23 that you become a victim. 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, NJ is 1 in 18.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Atlantic 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 Atlantic City, NJ has decreased by 30%, the amount of property crime in Atlantic City, NJ has decreased by 31%, and the total amount of crime in Atlantic City, NJ has decreased by 30% year to 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 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
North Beach Haven, NJ2,25036244280
Port Republic, NJ1,00476519596
Mays Landing, NJ2,123110746856
Elwood, NJ1,440124840964
Northfield, NJ8,5370967967
Brigantine, NJ9,239221,2251,248
Linwood, NJ7,009151,4581,473
Atlantic City, NJ39,3061,1014,4875,588

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Puyallup, WA39,2743525,6846,035
Clinton, MD39,2565472,4302,976
Sun City, AZ39,3636223,5694,191
Bremerton, WA39,3885254,0564,581
Woburn, MA39,2201591,0911,250
Atlantic City, NJ39,3061,1014,4875,588
Source: The Atlantic City, 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.
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