South Amboy, NJ
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South Amboy, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

South Amboy has an overall crime rate of 12 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 87. 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 47% 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.

For South Amboy, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in South Amboy than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1487, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

54

(100 is safest)


Safer than 54% of U.S. Cities

South Amboy Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

97

103

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.67

10.87

11.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South Amboy 0.67
New Jersey 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,487

in South Amboy

1 in 481

in New Jersey

South Amboy VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,921
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.56

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South Amboy 10.87
New Jersey 14.05

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 92

in South Amboy

1 in 71

in New Jersey

South Amboy Property CRIMES

Population: 8,921
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 19 68 10
Rate per 1,000 2.13 7.62 1.12

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

South Amboy Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South Amboy 65
New Jersey 59