South Amboy, NJ
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South Amboy, NJ crime analytics


South Amboy has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in South Amboy is 1 in 77. How does South Amboy fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? South Amboy's crime rate is lower than approximately 48% of New Jersey communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, South Amboy has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, South 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 South 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 South Amboy.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that South Amboy's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in South Amboy is one in 632.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in South Amboy; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

South Amboy Crime Data

 
Crime Index

57

(100 is safest)


Safer than 57% of U.S. Cities

South Amboy Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

101

115

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.58

11.42

13.00

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South Amboy 1.58
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 632

in South Amboy

1 in 392

in New Jersey
South Amboy VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,846
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 2 11
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.11 0.23 1.24
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
South Amboy 11.42
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 88

in South Amboy

1 in 61

in New Jersey
South Amboy Property CRIMES
Population: 8,846
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 25 67 9
Rate per 1,000 2.83 7.57 1.02
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

South Amboy Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South Amboy 72
New Jersey 69