Merchantville, NJ
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The crime rate in Merchantville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Merchantville is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Merchantville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Merchantville has a crime rate that is higher than 84% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Merchantville 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 Merchantville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 291. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Merchantville's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Merchantville 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 Merchantville is one in 44.

Merchantville Crime Data

 
Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Merchantville Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

13

86

99

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.44

22.76

26.20

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Merchantville 3.44
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 291

in Merchantville

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Merchantville VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 3,778
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 5 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 1.32 2.12
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
Merchantville 22.76
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Merchantville

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Merchantville Property CRIMES
Population: 3,778
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 19 64 3
Rate per 1,000 5.03 16.94 0.79
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

Merchantville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Merchantville 165
New Jersey 69