Perth Amboy, NJ Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
886
Total Crimes
1,692.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-34.10%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Perth Amboy, NJ?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Perth Amboy is 1,692.6 per 100,000 people. That's -34.10% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 4.93% higher than the New Jersey total crime rate of 1,613.0 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.

Perth Amboy SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
7

How Does Perth Amboy Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Perth Amboy
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 886 1,692.6 1,613.0 2,568.4
Murder 1 1.9 3.2 5.0
Robbery 53 101.2 71.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 111 212.0 117.4 246.8
Violent Crime 165 315.2 208.1 368.9
Burglary 126 240.7 215.9 376.0
Larceny 530 1,012.5 1,065.1 1,594.6
Car Theft 65 124.2 123.9 228.9
Property Crime 721 1,377.3 1,404.9 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Perth Amboy

165
Violent Crimes
315.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-14.56%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 317.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Perth Amboy each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Perth Amboy is 315.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -14.56% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 51.48% higher than the New Jersey violent crime rate of 208.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Perth Amboy

721
Property Crimes
1,377.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
-37.38%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 72.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Perth Amboy each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Perth Amboy is 1,377.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -37.38% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -1.96% lower than the New Jersey property crime rate of 1,404.9 per 100,000 people.

Perth Amboy Crime Compared To New Jersey Average

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

Crime In Cities Around Perth Amboy

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Sayreville, NJ 45,062 345 765.6 668.0 97.6
Westfield, NJ 30,011 221 736.4 723.1 13.3
Carteret, NJ 23,921 340 1,421.3 1,233.2 188.1
Metuchen, NJ 14,262 133 932.5 897.5 35.1
New Providence, NJ 13,283 65 489.3 489.3 0.0
Florham Park, NJ 11,602 68 586.1 560.2 25.9
South Amboy, NJ 8,764 103 1,175.3 1,106.8 68.5
Mountainside, NJ 6,925 55 794.2 765.3 28.9
Little Silver, NJ 5,898 36 610.4 576.5 33.9
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