Somers Point, NJ
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The crime rate in Somers Point is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Somers Point is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Somers Point is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Somers Point has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Somers Point 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 Somers Point; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 396. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Somers Point's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Somers Point 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 Somers Point is one in 37.

Somers Point Crime Data

 
Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Somers Point Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

27

286

313

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.53

26.76

29.29

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Somers Point 2.53
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 396

in Somers Point

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Somers Point VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 10,688
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 7 20
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.65 1.87
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
Somers Point 26.76
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Somers Point

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Somers Point Property CRIMES
Population: 10,688
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 54 229 3
Rate per 1,000 5.05 21.43 0.28
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

Somers Point Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Somers Point 75
New Jersey 69