Reported Annual Crime In South Amboy

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Amboy/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime98n/a (estimate)1,1081,7902,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Amboy/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.25.3
Rape1n/a11.316.240.4
Robbery1n/a11.3100.4102.8
Assault2n/a22.6124.2248.5
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)45245386
Burglary31n/a350.6282.7468.9
Theft53n/a599.31,135.21,745.0
Vehicle theft10n/a113.1126.6236.9
Property crime94n/a (estimate)1,0631,5452,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in South Amboy, NJ. The total number of reported crimes in South Amboy, NJ is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall South Amboy, NJ crime rate is 38% lower than the New Jersey average and is 61% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, South Amboy, NJ has a violent crime rate that is 82% lower than the New Jersey average and 88% lower than the national average. For property crime, South Amboy, NJ is 31% lower than the New Jersey average and 57% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in South Amboy is 61% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.04 daily crimes that occur in South Amboy.
  • South Amboy is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States.
  • In South Amboy you have a 1 in 91 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in South Amboy has decreased by 14%.

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Daily Crime In South Amboy (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in South Amboy, NJ for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for New Jersey as well as those across America as a whole. The South Amboy, NJ total amount of daily offenses is 1.61 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.56 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in South Amboy, NJ is 5.42 times less than the New Jersey average, and it is 8.54 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that South Amboy, NJ has a daily crime figure that is 1.45 times less than the New Jersey average and 2.31 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is South Amboy (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in South Amboy, NJ in comparison to other notable cities in the state of New Jersey as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in South Amboy, NJ to other cities in the state and across the country, South Amboy, NJ is 64% safer than other cities of New Jersey and 83% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in New Jersey cities and all around the United States, South Amboy, NJ has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing South Amboy, NJ crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Amboy

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Amboy is 1 in 2211
The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Amboy is 1 in 95
The chance of being a victim of crime in South Amboy is 1 in 91
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in South Amboy, NJ? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In South Amboy, NJ you have a 1 in 2211 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 95 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 91 chance of becoming a victim of crime in South Amboy, NJ.

Year Over Year Crime In South Amboy (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether South Amboy, NJ is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in South Amboy, NJ has decreased by 72% and the rate of property crime in South Amboy, NJ has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in South Amboy, NJ has decreased by 14% year to year.

South Amboy police department

ItemSouth AmboyNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2814,540558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.25.73.3
There are a total of 28 South Amboy police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.2% less than the New Jersey average and 1.3% less 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
Cranbury, NJ2,25638242281
Middlebush, NJ2,57455345399
Matawan, NJ8,89423395418
Navesink, NJ1,69958368427
New Providence, NJ12,4348449457
Six Mile Run, NJ2,65566418484
Helmetta, NJ2,3140493493
South Amboy, NJ8,762451,0631,108

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Cloverdale, CA8,7632031,3681,571
McRae-Helena, GA8,7635594,2164,775
Socorro, NM8,7607395,4936,232
Booneville, MS8,7642762,7273,003
Elgin, TX8,7563471,9722,319
South Amboy, NJ8,762451,0631,108
Source: The South Amboy, 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.