Camden, NJ Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Camden and New Jersey

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2012, Camden experienced 1993 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 1,097 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 290.2 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in New Jersey, the most common property crime was larceny with 2,214 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Camden:


Camden Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2012)

  • Population: 12th
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (7th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (26th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 5th (25th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 4th (42nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 5th (7th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

Nationwide (2012)

  • Population: 392nd
  • Violent Crimes: 61st (19th per 100k)
  • Murder: 25th (22nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 78th (304th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 67th (66th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 58th (8th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 223rd (850th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 174th (613th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 294th (1,764th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 119th (75th per 100k)
  • Arson: 39th (62nd per 100k)

In Camden County (2012)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (9th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 76,119
  • Households: 24,981
  • Median Income: $25,042
  • Land Area: 8.918 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.422 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Camden, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2011 2012
Murder 47 67
Rape 66 74
Agg. Assault 1182 1097
Robbery 857 755
Burglary 1436 1089
Vehicle Thefts 800 704
Arson 136 109

Violent Crimes in Camden, NJ in 2012

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 67
Rape 74
Aggravated Assault 1097
Robbery 755

Property Crimes in Camden, NJ in 2012

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 1089
Larceny 2214
Motor Vehicle Theft 704
Arson 109

Violent Crimes in Camden, NJ

Year Violent Crimes
2006 1693
2007 1755
2008 1777
2009 1880
2010 1841
2011 2152
2012 1993

Agg. Assault in Camden, NJ

Year Agg. Assault
2006 822
2007 865
2008 838
2009 1020
2010 1019
2011 1182
2012 1097

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 23346 22879
Murder 349 363
Rape 2227 2392
Agg. Assault 11225 11414
Robbery 10498 9729
Property Crimes 154993 145701
Burglary 31710 27960
Larceny 111578 105963
Vehicle Thefts 11705 11778
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in the state of New Jersey

Year Violent Crimes
2006 30672
2007 28601
2008 28351
2009 27121
2010 27055
2011 27203
2012 25727
2013 25674
2014 23346
2015 22879

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