Atlantic City, NJ
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With a crime rate of 81 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 12. Within New Jersey, more than 99% 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 39,260, 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 64.

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 15, which is a rate of 65 per one thousand population.

Atlantic City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Atlantic City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

616

2,546

3,162

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

15.69

64.85

80.54

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Atlantic City 15.69
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 64

in Atlantic City

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Atlantic City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 39,260
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 17 356 236
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.43 9.07 6.01

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
Atlantic City 64.85
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Atlantic City

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Atlantic City Property CRIMES

Population: 39,260
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 305 2,166 75
Rate per 1,000 7.77 55.17 1.91

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

Atlantic City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Atlantic City 335
New Jersey 69