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Crime rate in Atlantic City, New Jersey (NJ): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Atlantic City, NJ compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Atlantic City, NJ

The 2019 crime rate in Atlantic City, NJ is 524 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.9 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 96.4% U.S. cities. The 2019 Atlantic City crime rate rose by 42% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 11 - an increase of 4 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Atlantic City has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Atlantic City, NJ is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Atlantic City:

524.0
Ventnor City:

228.6
Brigantine:

91.3
Margate City:

147.0
Pleasantville:

168.4
Absecon:

151.3
Longport:

80.8
Northfield:

60.1
Linwood:

67.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Atlantic City by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
18
(44.6)
6
(15.1)
12
(30.4)
10
(25.4)
11
(27.6)
13
(32.8)
19
(47.8)
3
(7.6)
6
(15.2)
7
(17.8)
13
(33.7)
7
(18.3)
11
(29.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
46
(113.9)
28
(70.4)
37
(93.8)
32
(81.4)
27
(67.9)
22
(55.4)
35
(88.1)
9
(22.8)
15
(37.9)
17
(43.2)
24
(62.2)
11
(28.7)
29
(77.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
355
(878.7)
456
(1,146)
288
(730.5)
404
(1,028)
434
(1,091)
384
(967.5)
322
(810.6)
367
(929.5)
302
(763.7)
356
(904.2)
227
(588.1)
131
(342.3)
182
(484.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
423
(1,047)
370
(930.1)
317
(804.1)
379
(964.5)
311
(781.7)
322
(811.3)
323
(813.2)
306
(775.0)
200
(505.8)
236
(599.4)
161
(417.1)
127
(331.8)
101
(268.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
507
(1,255)
545
(1,370)
N/A379
(964.5)
492
(1,237)
573
(1,444)
481
(1,211)
393
(995.4)
282
(713.1)
305
(774.7)
319
(826.4)
116
(303.1)
130
(345.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,148
(7,792)
2,157
(5,422)
1,748
(4,434)
1,987
(5,057)
2,344
(5,891)
2,261
(5,697)
1,884
(4,743)
2,011
(5,093)
2,104
(5,321)
2,166
(5,501)
1,298
(3,363)
994
(2,597)
1,519
(4,041)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
204
(505.0)
200
(502.8)
160
(405.8)
134
(341.0)
133
(334.3)
104
(262.0)
88
(221.5)
71
(179.8)
64
(161.8)
75
(190.5)
115
(297.9)
71
(185.5)
89
(236.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(17.3)
16
(40.2)
6
(15.2)
10
(25.4)
13
(32.7)
5
(12.6)
4
(10.1)
2
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.5)
2
(5.2)
1
(2.6)
2
(5.3)
City-Data.com crime index1093.2969.4822.5914.4942.1912.2864.2755.1666.6750.8593.1368.6524.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 164 registered sex offenders living in Atlantic City, New Jersey as of October 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Atlantic City is 237 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Atlantic City:

512.1
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Atlantic City:

402.4
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Atlantic City:

632.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2015
Atlantic City:

830.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Atlantic City:

703.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Atlantic City:

890.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Atlantic City:

995.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Atlantic City:

1,010.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Atlantic City:

1,059.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Atlantic City:

1,128.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Atlantic City:

922.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Atlantic City:

1,138.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Atlantic City:

1,165.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Atlantic City:

1,013.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Atlantic City:

161.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Atlantic City:

139.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Atlantic City:

149.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Atlantic City:

306.7
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Atlantic City:

218.3
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Atlantic City:

378.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2015
Atlantic City:

458.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Atlantic City:

432.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Atlantic City:

480.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Atlantic City:

512.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Atlantic City:

612.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Atlantic City:

592.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Atlantic City:

496.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2007
Atlantic City:

620.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Atlantic City:

716.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Atlantic City:

785.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Atlantic City:

147.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Atlantic City:

152.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Atlantic City:

138.3
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 224 (190 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.05
New Jersey average:

4.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 224 (190 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.96
New Jersey average:

3.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 371 (253 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.55
New Jersey average:

3.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 397 (278 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.09
New Jersey average:

3.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 416 (307 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.80
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 373 (305 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.71
New Jersey average:

3.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 373 (312 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.90
New Jersey average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 686 (503 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

12.66
New Jersey average:

3.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 440 (331 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.34
New Jersey average:

3.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 346 (283 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.11
New Jersey average:

3.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 529 (375 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

9.54
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 468 (374 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

9.49
New Jersey average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 462 (366 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

9.20
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 450 (317 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.82
New Jersey average:

3.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 544 (392 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

9.67
New Jersey average:

3.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 499 (393 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

9.70
New Jersey average:

3.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 515 (412 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

10.17
New Jersey average:

3.74

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Atlantic City, NJ
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 08203, 08401, 08406.