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Total crime 79%
Violent crime 317%
Property crime 36%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCamden/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,260n/a (estimate)4,4491,5432,489
Murder25n/a34.12.95.0
Rape67n/a91.417.242.6
Robbery302n/a412.264.581.6
Assault765n/a1,044.1122.2250.2
Violent crime1,159n/a (estimate)1,582207379
Burglary372n/a507.7184.6340.5
Theft1,194n/a1,629.61,034.71,549.5
Vehicle theft535n/a730.2116.4219.9
Property crime2,101n/a (estimate)2,8671,3362,110

Key findings

  • Camden crime rates are 79% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Camden are 317% higher than the national average
  • In Camden you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Camden is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Camden has increased by 50%

Camden crime map

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      Daily Crime In Camden (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Camden, New Jersey is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Camden are 2.88 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.79 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Camden are 7.65 times more than than New Jersey and 4.17 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Camden are 2.15 times more than than New Jersey and 1.36 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Camden (higher is better)

      How safe is Camden, New Jersey compared to other cities in New Jersey and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Camden is safer than 2% of the cities in New Jersey and 4% 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 Camden. Overall, Camden is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Camden

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Camden is 1 in 64
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Camden is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Camden is 1 in 23
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Camden? In Camden, NJ you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Camden.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Camden, 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 Camden has increased by 313%, the amount of property crime in Camden has increased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in Camden has increased by 50% year over year.

      Camden police department

      ItemCamdenNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)31514,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.15.73.3
      There are a total of 315 Camden police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.3% less than the New Jersey average and 24.7% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tavistock, NJ9000
      Pine Valley, NJ4000
      Wyncote, PA3,12358267326
      Voorhees, NJ1,39554345399
      Flourtown, PA4,71579364444
      Narberth, PA4,30579364444
      Eddington, PA1,87781370451
      Camden, NJ76,0051,5822,8674,449

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Kalamazoo, MI75,8851,2354,6575,892
      Upland, CA75,8513852,3532,738
      Springdale, AR76,1886433,1443,787
      Arlington Heights, IL75,72144797841
      Albany, GA75,6571,0534,6035,657
      Camden, NJ76,0051,5822,8674,449
      Source: The Camden, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.