Merchantville, NJ Criminal and Public Records

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About Merchantville

Merchantville is located in Camden County, with a population of 3,778. This makes it the 390th most populous city in New Jersey. It has an average income of $69,833.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 13 reported major violent crimes (0.003458 per person) and 86 reported major property crimes in Merchantville (0.022878 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Merchantville.

Crime Rates Compared to New Jersey

When it comes to major violent crimes, Merchantville has 0.003458 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.002554 violent crimes per person statewide.

Merchantville has 0.022878 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.016265 per person statewide.


Merchantville Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 390th
  • Violent Crimes: 87th (41st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 67th (38th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 62nd (40th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 226th (86th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 122nd (75th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 205th (87th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 64th (119th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 5,220th
  • Violent Crimes: 620th (1,954th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,411th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 478th (2,062nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 337th (696th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,696th (3,287th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 709th (2,293rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,480th (3,268th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 513th (2,457th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Camden County (2015)

  • Population: 26th
  • Violent Crimes: 11th (8th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 10th (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 14th (6th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 24th (20th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 21st (16th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 24th (19th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 15th (14th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 3,778
  • Households: 1,466
  • Median Income: $69,833
  • Land Area: 0.593 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Merchantville, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 0 0
Agg. Assault 4 8
Robbery 3 5
Burglary 26 19
Vehicle Thefts 2 3
Arson 1 0

Violent Crimes in Merchantville, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 0
Aggravated Assault 8
Robbery 5

Property Crimes in Merchantville, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 19
Larceny 64
Motor Vehicle Theft 3
Arson 0

Vehicle Thefts in Merchantville, NJ

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 2
2007 5
2008 5
2009 1
2010 1
2011 5
2012 6
2013 4
2014 2
2015 3

Property Crimes in Merchantville, NJ

Year Property Crimes
2006 118
2007 83
2008 74
2009 74
2010 65
2011 101
2012 101
2013 80
2014 101
2015 86

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Merchantville is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

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

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Merchantville compares to the rest of New Jersey or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Merchantville is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of New Jersey or nationwide.


Vehicle Thefts in the state of New Jersey

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 24724
2007 21953
2008 20180
2009 15508
2010 15556
2011 17415
2012 16481
2013 13747
2014 11705
2015 11778

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