Atlantic City, NJ Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
2,061
Total Crimes
5,482.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
121.36%
Above National Average
479 out of 489
In New Jersey
9,404 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Atlantic City, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Atlantic City is 5,482.4 per 100,000 people. That's 121.36% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 255.41% higher than the New Jersey total crime rate of 1,542.5 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Atlantic City SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
8
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
5
Commute
8

How Does Atlantic City Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Atlantic City
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,061 5,482.4 1,542.5 2,476.7
Murder 11 29.3 2.9 5.0
Robbery 182 484.1 64.5 81.6
Aggravated Assault 101 268.7 122.2 250.2
Violent Crime 323 859.2 206.9 366.7
Burglary 130 345.8 184.6 340.5
Larceny 1,519 4,040.6 1,034.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 89 236.7 116.4 219.9
Property Crime 1,738 4,623.2 1,335.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Atlantic City

323.0
Violent Crimes
859.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
134.31%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 116.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Atlantic City each year. That compares to a 1 in 483.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Atlantic City is 859.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 134.31% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 315.33% higher than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 206.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Atlantic City

1,738.0
Property Crimes
4,623.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
119.12%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 21.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Atlantic City each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Atlantic City is 4,623.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 119.12% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 246.13% higher than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,335.7 per 100,000 people.

Atlantic City Crime Compared To New Jersey Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in New Jersey.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.
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