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15 Most Dangerous Cities in New Jersey

What are the most dangerous cities in New Jersey? To find out what cities in New Jersey that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. Both violent and property crimes into account when compiling our list of New Jersey’s most dangerous cities. Our list of dangerous cities, however, are ranked according to violent crime rate.*

We realize that this topic is inherently controversial in nature and hits close to home. We are aware that there are many different ways to present this data, but when compiling this list we chose to consider not just murder rate, but both violent and property crimes. Our list is ranked by violent crime rate, but check each city listing to get a general idea of the city’s ranking in terms of overall criminal offenses. Only cities with populations over 5,000 were considered.

1. Camden, NJ: New Jersey’s Most Dangerous City

Population: 77,665
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 25.66 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 51.59 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 77.25 per 1,000 residents

Camden has a crime rate of about 77.25 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Camden? One in 13

Camden’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #4

These statistics make Camden the most dangerous city in New Jersey.

2. Atlantic City, NJ

Population: 39,722
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 17.60 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 61.75 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 79.35 per 1,000 residents

Atlantic City has a crime rate of about 79 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Gallup? One in 13.

Gallup’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #3

3. Wildwood, NJ

Population: 5,315
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 17.50 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 132.46 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 149.95 per 1,000 residents

Wildwood has a crime rate of about 77 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Wildwood? One in 7.

Wildwood’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #1

4. Asbury Park, NJ

Population: 16,211
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 15.24 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 61.99 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 77.23 per 1,000 residents

Asbury Park has a crime rate of about 47 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Asbury Park? One in 13.

Asbury Park’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #5

5. Trenton, NJ

Population: 85,317
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 14.66 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 32.19 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 46.85 per 1,000 residents

Trenton has a crime rate of about 47 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Trenton? One in 21.

Trenton ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #20

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