Ocean City, NJ
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Ocean City, NJ crime analytics


With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, Ocean 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 23. Within New Jersey, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Ocean City.

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

For Ocean City, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Ocean City than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1032, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Ocean City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Ocean City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Ocean City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Ocean City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

475

486

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.97

41.83

42.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ocean City 0.97
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,032

in Ocean City

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Ocean City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 11,355
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 4 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 0.35 0.44
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
Ocean City 41.83
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Ocean City

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Ocean City Property CRIMES
Population: 11,355
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 64 409 2
Rate per 1,000 5.64 36.02 0.18
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

Ocean City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ocean City 70
New Jersey 69