Penns Grove, NJ
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Penns Grove, NJ crime analytics


With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Penns Grove 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 24. Within New Jersey, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Penns Grove.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Penns Grove 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 Penns Grove; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 198. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Penns Grove is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Penns Grove, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Penns Grove Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Penns Grove Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

25

184

209

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.06

37.21

42.26

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Penns Grove 5.06
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 198

in Penns Grove

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Penns Grove VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 4,945
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 8 17
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 1.62 3.44

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
Penns Grove 37.21
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Penns Grove

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Penns Grove Property CRIMES

Population: 4,945
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 40 137 7
Rate per 1,000 8.09 27.70 1.42

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

Penns Grove Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Penns Grove 229
New Jersey 69