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42%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
82%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
35%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSeaside Park/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime20n/a (estimate)1,3461,6202,324
Murder0n/a0.03.16.3
Rape0n/a0.016.840.0
Robbery0n/a0.047.666.1
Assault1n/a67.3135.4268.2
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)67203370
Burglary4n/a269.2148.0269.8
Theft13n/a874.81,109.11,401.9
Vehicle theft2n/a134.6159.6282.7
Property crime19n/a (estimate)1,2791,4171,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Seaside Park, NJ

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Seaside Park is 42.1% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Seaside Park, there were 1 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 67 per 100,000 individuals, 81.8% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 19 property crimes, amounting to 1279 per 100,000 residents, 34.6% lower than the U.S. average.

With only 67 incidents per 100,000 people, Seaside Park boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, Seaside Park has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

Seaside Park showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

Is Seaside Park a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Seaside Park is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Seaside Park has a total crime rate that is 42% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.05 daily crimes (0 violent daily crimes and 0.05 daily property crimes) in Seaside Park.

Has Crime in Seaside Park Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Seaside Park crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Seaside Park has decreased by 16.7% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 66.7% and property crime has decreased by 9.5%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Seaside Park

Seaside Park has a poverty rate of 9, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Seaside Park crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Seaside Park has an unemployment rate of 2.8%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Seaside Park, 97.5% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Seaside Park crime map



The Seaside Park crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Seaside Park as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Seaside Park crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Seaside Park crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Seaside Park crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Seaside Park are 82% lower than the national average
      • In Seaside Park you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Seaside Park is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Seaside Park has decreased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In Seaside Park (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Seaside Park

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Seaside Park is 1 in 1486
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Seaside Park is 1 in 79
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Seaside Park is 1 in 75

        Year Over Year Crime In Seaside Park (per 100,000 people)

        Seaside Park police department

        Item Seaside Park New Jersey National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1414,540558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents8.85.73.3
        There are a total of 14 Seaside Park police officers. This results in 8.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55.3% greater than the New Jersey average and 169.9% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in New Jersey

        State Total offenders New Jersey /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Sea Girt, NJ1,72553159212
        Bay Head, NJ1,05028199227
        Dover Beaches South, NJ1,23041287328
        Dover Beaches North, NJ1,96842291332
        Allenwood, NJ85750346396
        Brielle, NJ4,68380381461
        Island Heights, NJ1,48059408467
        Seaside Park, NJ1,752671,2791,346

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        Town Line, NY1,7522098371,046
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        Iota, LA1,7522711,1831,454
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        Seaside Park, NJ1,752671,2791,346
        Source: The Seaside Park, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.