Bridgeton, NJ
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Bridgeton, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 47 per one thousand residents, Bridgeton 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 21. Within New Jersey, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bridgeton.

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

For Bridgeton, 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 Bridgeton is one in 111.

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 Bridgeton 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 Bridgeton is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Bridgeton, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Bridgeton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Bridgeton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

225

952

1,177

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.00

38.08

47.09

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bridgeton 9.00
New Jersey 2.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 111

in Bridgeton

1 in 408

in New Jersey

Bridgeton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 24,997
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 13 113 95
Rate per 1,000 0.16 0.52 4.52 3.80

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bridgeton 38.08
New Jersey 15.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Bridgeton

1 in 65

in New Jersey

Bridgeton Property CRIMES

Population: 24,997
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 269 649 34
Rate per 1,000 10.76 25.96 1.36

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Bridgeton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bridgeton 183
New Jersey 65