Belmar, NJ
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The crime rate in Belmar is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 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 Belmar is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Belmar is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Belmar has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Belmar to other communities of similar population, then Belmar crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Belmar 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 Belmar 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 Belmar.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Belmar occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Belmar; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 301. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Belmar's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Belmar 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 Belmar is one in 34.

Belmar Crime Data

 
Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Belmar Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

19

169

188

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.33

29.59

32.91

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Belmar 3.33
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 301

in Belmar

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Belmar VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 5,712
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 5 10
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.70 0.88 1.75
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
Belmar 29.59
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Belmar

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Belmar Property CRIMES
Population: 5,712
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 32 133 4
Rate per 1,000 5.60 23.28 0.70
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

Belmar Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Belmar 122
New Jersey 69