Perth Amboy, NJ
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The crime rate in Perth Amboy is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Perth Amboy is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Perth Amboy is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Perth Amboy has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Perth Amboy has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Perth Amboy is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Perth Amboy 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 Perth Amboy.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Perth Amboy 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 Perth Amboy; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 228. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Perth Amboy; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Perth Amboy Crime Data

 
Crime Index

35

(100 is safest)


Safer than 35% of U.S. Cities

Perth Amboy Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

231

846

1,077

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.38

16.06

20.44

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Perth Amboy 4.38
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 228

in Perth Amboy

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Perth Amboy VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 52,682
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 6 101 121
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.11 1.92 2.30
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
Perth Amboy 16.06
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 62

in Perth Amboy

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Perth Amboy Property CRIMES
Population: 52,682
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 254 497 95
Rate per 1,000 4.82 9.43 1.80
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

Perth Amboy Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Perth Amboy 218
New Jersey 69