Atlantic City, NJ
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Atlantic City, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, Atlantic City has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within New Jersey, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Atlantic City. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Atlantic City to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 38,429, Atlantic City has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Atlantic City does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Atlantic City.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Atlantic City 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 Atlantic City.

For Atlantic City, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Atlantic City is one in 90.

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 Atlantic City 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Atlantic City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Atlantic City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Atlantic City has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Atlantic City is one in 334.

Atlantic City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Atlantic City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

425

1,732

2,157

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

11.06

45.07

56.13

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Atlantic City 11.06
New Jersey 2.29

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 90

in Atlantic City

1 in 437

in New Jersey

Atlantic City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 38,429
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 13 24 227 161
Rate per 1,000 0.34 0.62 5.91 4.19

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Atlantic City 45.07
New Jersey 15.56

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Atlantic City

1 in 64

in New Jersey

Atlantic City Property CRIMES

Population: 38,429
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 319 1,298 115
Rate per 1,000 8.30 33.78 2.99

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Atlantic City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Atlantic City 228
New Jersey 66