B+
26%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
82%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
47%
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 peopleVentnor City/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime271n/a (estimate)2,9371,6202,324
Murder0n/a0.03.16.3
Rape0n/a0.016.840.0
Robbery1n/a10.847.666.1
Assault5n/a54.2135.4268.2
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)65203370
Burglary22n/a238.5148.0269.8
Theft238n/a2,579.71,109.11,401.9
Vehicle theft5n/a54.2159.6282.7
Property crime265n/a (estimate)2,8721,4171,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Ventnor City, NJ

The Ventnor City crime rates are 26.4% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 6 violent crimes in Ventnor City (65 per 100,000 people), which is 82.4% lower than the national average and there were a total of 265 property crimes (2872 per 100,000 residents) which is 47% higher than average.

Ventnor City has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 65 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Ventnor City ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

Ventnor City 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.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Ventnor City?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Ventnor City. Based on the results of the surveys (7 responses), 71% of people felt that there was very little crime in Ventnor City and felt safe walking alone at night. While 29% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Ventnor City a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Ventnor City 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. Ventnor City has a total crime rate that is 26% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.74 daily crimes (0.02 violent daily crimes and 0.73 daily property crimes) in Ventnor City.

Has Crime in Ventnor City Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Ventnor City. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Ventnor City has decreased by 4.9%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 64.7%, while property crime has decreased by 1.1%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Ventnor City.

Potential Causes for Crime in Ventnor City

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Ventnor City crime rate. The poverty level in Ventnor City is 12.3%, while the national average is 15.1%.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Ventnor City currently has an unemployment rate of 5.7%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

In Ventnor City, 87% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

Ventnor City crime map



The Ventnor City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Ventnor City 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 Ventnor City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Ventnor City 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

  • Ventnor City crime rates are 26% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ventnor City are 82% lower than the national average
  • In Ventnor City you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ventnor City is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ventnor City has increased by 1%

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

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Ventnor City, NJ per 100,000 people. In Ventnor City, the total number of daily crimes is 1.81 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.26 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Ventnor City is 3.12 times less than the New Jersey average and 5.69 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Ventnor City has a daily crime rate that is 2.03 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.47 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Ventnor City (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Ventnor City to every other city in New Jersey, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Ventnor City safe? The gauges above illustrate that Ventnor City is safer than 28% of every city located within New Jersey along with 52% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in New Jersey and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Ventnor City, NJ is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ventnor City

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ventnor City is 1 in 1538
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ventnor City is 1 in 35
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Ventnor City is 1 in 35
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Ventnor City, New Jersey? If you reside in Ventnor City, then there is a 1 in 1538 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 35. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 35 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Ventnor City.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Ventnor City, NJ is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Ventnor City has decreased by 62%, while the property crime rate in Ventnor City has increased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Ventnor City has increased by 1% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Ventnor City police department

        Item Ventnor City New Jersey National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4914,540558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.65.73.3
        There are a total of 49 Ventnor City police officers. This results in 4.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.9% less than the New Jersey average and 40.9% 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.

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        Longport, NJ8030341341
        Port Republic, NJ1,12768473541
        Northfield, NJ8,08836593628
        Estell Manor, NJ1,68287606693
        Mays Landing, NJ5,80597680777
        Linwood, NJ6,71929777806
        Brigantine, NJ8,725799681,047
        Ventnor City, NJ9,995652,8722,937

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        Hampton, NH10,002116745861
        Kinnelon, NJ9,9880311311
        Berwick, PA10,0031641,3031,467
        Ventnor City, NJ9,995652,8722,937
        Source: The Ventnor City, 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.