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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 79%
Property crime 71%
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 peoplePoint Pleasant/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime131n/a (estimate)7011,5432,489
Murder0n/a0.02.95.0
Rape0n/a0.017.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.064.581.6
Assault15n/a80.3122.2250.2
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)80207379
Burglary24n/a128.5184.6340.5
Theft87n/a465.61,034.71,549.5
Vehicle theft5n/a26.8116.4219.9
Property crime116n/a (estimate)6211,3362,110

Key findings

  • Point Pleasant crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Point Pleasant are 79% lower than the national average
  • In Point Pleasant you have a 1 in 143 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Point Pleasant is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Point Pleasant has not changed

Point Pleasant crime map

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The Point Pleasant crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Point Pleasant 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 Point Pleasant crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Point Pleasant (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Point Pleasant on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of New Jersey and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Point Pleasant (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to New Jersey, are 2.20 times less than the state average and 3.55 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Point Pleasant on a daily basis are 2.58 times less than than New Jersey average and 4.73 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Point Pleasant are 2.15 times less than the daily state average and 3.40 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Point Pleasant (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Point Pleasant in comparison to other New Jersey communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Point Pleasant safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Point Pleasant being safer than 63% of cities in New Jersey and 82% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking New Jersey cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Point Pleasant. In conclusion, Point Pleasant ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Point Pleasant

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Point Pleasant is 1 in 1246
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Point Pleasant is 1 in 162
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Point Pleasant is 1 in 143
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Point Pleasant? In Point Pleasant, NJ you have a 1 in 1246 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 162 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 143 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Point Pleasant.

      Year Over Year Crime In Point Pleasant (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Point Pleasant is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Point Pleasant has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 5% in Point Pleasant, while property crimes in Point Pleasant have not changed. Total crime has not changed year over year.

      Point Pleasant police department

      ItemPoint PleasantNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3714,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.05.73.3
      There are a total of 37 Point Pleasant police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 64.8% less than the New Jersey average and 38.7% less 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
      Spring Lake Heights, NJ4,64622286309
      Dover Beaches South, NJ1,18342271313
      Dover Beaches North, NJ1,41342274317
      Brielle, NJ4,74543320363
      Allenwood, NJ1,00251326377
      Interlaken, NJ8060380380
      Vista Center, NJ2,30552337389
      Point Pleasant, NJ18,46480621701

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Palestine, TX18,4565482,4863,034
      Rutherford, NJ18,480659821,048
      Ferndale, MD18,4395722,4573,029
      Wantagh, NY18,490163622784
      Yorkville, IL18,436136691828
      Point Pleasant, NJ18,46480621701
      Source: The Point Pleasant, 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.