Cape May, NJ
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The crime rate in Cape May is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 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 Cape May is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Cape May is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Cape May has a crime rate that is higher than 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 3,514, Cape May has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Cape May 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 Cape May.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cape May 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 Cape May.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Cape May'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 Cape May is one in 879.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Cape May is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Cape May, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Cape May Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Cape May Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

136

140

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.14

38.70

39.84

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cape May 1.14
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 879

in Cape May

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Cape May VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 3,514
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.14
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
Cape May 38.70
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Cape May

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Cape May Property CRIMES
Population: 3,514
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 108 4
Rate per 1,000 6.83 30.73 1.14
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

Cape May Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cape May 58
New Jersey 69