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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 41%
Property crime 11%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWildwood Crest/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime68n/a (estimate)2,1821,6132,580
Murder0n/a0.03.25.0
Rape0n/a0.016.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.071.486.2
Assault7n/a224.6117.4246.8
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)225208381
Burglary19n/a609.8215.9376.0
Theft42n/a1,347.91,065.11,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0123.9228.9
Property crime61n/a (estimate)1,9581,4052,200

Key findings

  • Wildwood Crest crime rates are 15% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wildwood Crest are 41% lower than the national average
  • In Wildwood Crest you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wildwood Crest is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wildwood Crest has decreased by 28%

Wildwood Crest crime map

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      Daily Crime In Wildwood Crest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wildwood Crest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wildwood Crest is 1 in 446
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wildwood Crest is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wildwood Crest is 1 in 46

      Year Over Year Crime In Wildwood Crest (per 100,000 people)

      Wildwood Crest police department

      ItemWildwood CrestNew JerseyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2514,540558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents7.75.73.3
      There are a total of 25 Wildwood Crest police officers. This results in 7.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 35.5% greater than the New Jersey average and 135.6% greater 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
      Erma, NJ2,06789602691
      Cape May Point, NJ2140722722
      Rio Grande, NJ2,54998664763
      North Cape May, NJ2,850103696799
      Whitesboro, NJ2,474124836960
      West Wildwood, NJ50001,0701,070
      West Cape May, NJ955991,2811,379
      Wildwood Crest, NJ3,2102251,9582,182

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      South Alamo, TX3,2103131,8032,117
      Homer, NY3,2102369721,209
      Longview Heights, WA3,2111501,4191,569
      K. I. Sawyer, MI3,2093401,2531,593
      Rockwood, MI3,20932379410
      Wildwood Crest, NJ3,2102251,9582,182
      Source: The Wildwood Crest, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.