Pennsauken, NJ
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Pennsauken, NJ crime analytics


The crime rate in Pennsauken is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 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 Pennsauken is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Pennsauken is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Pennsauken has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pennsauken 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 Pennsauken; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 235. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pennsauken's rate for property crime is 34 per one thousand population. This makes Pennsauken 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 Pennsauken is one in 29.

Importantly, we found that Pennsauken has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Pennsauken is one in 269.

Pennsauken Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Pennsauken Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

73

592

665

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.25

34.44

38.69

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pennsauken 4.25
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 235

in Pennsauken

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Pennsauken VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 17,188
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Pennsauken 34.44
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Pennsauken

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Pennsauken Property CRIMES

Population: 17,188
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Pennsauken Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pennsauken 111
New Jersey 69