Absecon, NJ
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Absecon, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Absecon is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Absecon is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Absecon is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Absecon has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Absecon to other communities of similar population, then Absecon crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Absecon does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Absecon does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Absecon.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Absecon's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Absecon is one in 832.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Absecon experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Absecon's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Absecon a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Absecon is one in 41.

Absecon Crime Data

 

Crime Index

25

(100 is safest)


Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

Absecon Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

10

205

215

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.20

24.65

25.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Absecon 1.20
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 832

in Absecon

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Absecon VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,317
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 0 8 0
Rate per 1,000 0.24 0.00 0.96 0.00

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Absecon 24.65
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in Absecon

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Absecon Property CRIMES

Population: 8,317
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 23 181 1
Rate per 1,000 2.77 21.76 0.12

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Absecon Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Absecon 38
New Jersey 69