Reported Annual Crime In Surf City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSurf City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime27n/a (estimate)2,2771,7842,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSurf City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.65.3
Rape0n/a0.016.741.7
Robbery0n/a0.087.798.0
Assault1n/a84.3120.8248.9
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)84229383
Burglary3n/a253.0265.3430.4
Theft23n/a1,939.31,155.11,694.4
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0135.1237.4
Property crime26n/a (estimate)2,1921,5562,362

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Surf City is 17% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.24 daily crimes that occur in Surf City.
  • Surf City is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Surf City you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Surf City has increased by 3%.

Compare Surf City, NJ Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Surf City (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Surf City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Surf City is 1 in 1187
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Surf City is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in Surf City is 1 in 44

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

Surf City police department

ItemSurf CityNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1014,540558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents8.25.73.3
There are a total of 10 Surf City police officers. This results in 8.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.4% greater than the New Jersey average and 152.7% 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
Barnegat Light, NJ5741690169
North Beach Haven, NJ2,25036244280
Beach Haven West, NJ3,80187590677
Waretown, NJ2,00091620712
Manahawkin, NJ2,41599673772
Barnegat, NJ3,176123835958
Forked River, NJ4,6961611,0911,252
Surf City, NJ1,166842,1922,277

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Despard, WV1,1661739131,086
Energy, IL1,16601,1391,139
Collinsburg, PA1,166129680809
Eagle Lake, WI1,16697551648
Carson City, MI1,165909941,084
Surf City, NJ1,166842,1922,277
Source: The Surf City, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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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