Perth Amboy, NJ Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Perth Amboy 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 2015, Perth Amboy experienced 231 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 121 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 255.4 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 493 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 Perth Amboy:


Perth Amboy Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 32nd
  • Violent Crimes: 14th (32nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 11th (37th per 100k)
  • Rape: 19th (123rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 14th (33rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 14th (27th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 34th (166th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 15th (80th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 48th (226th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 15th (33rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 12th (86th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 729th
  • Violent Crimes: 403rd (1,491st per 100k)
  • Murder: 75th (360th per 100k)
  • Rape: 185th (1,312th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 365th (1,939th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 241st (435th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,004th (4,749th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 476th (2,418th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,057th (5,346th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 421st (1,566th per 100k)
  • Arson: 115th (777th per 100k)

In Middlesex County (2015)

  • Population: 6th
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 4th (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (4th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 6th (10th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 5th (9th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 52,682
  • Households: 16,269
  • Median Income: $44,024
  • Land Area: 4.701 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.223 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Perth Amboy, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 3
Rape 9 6
Agg. Assault 157 121
Robbery 79 101
Burglary 252 254
Vehicle Thefts 93 95
Arson 8 3

Violent Crimes in Perth Amboy, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 3
Rape 6
Aggravated Assault 121
Robbery 101

Property Crimes in Perth Amboy, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 254
Larceny 493
Motor Vehicle Theft 95
Arson 3

Arson in Perth Amboy, NJ

Year Arson
2006 5
2007 3
2008 5
2009 7
2010 0
2011 3
2012 8
2013 3
2014 8
2015 3

Agg. Assault in Perth Amboy, NJ

Year Agg. Assault
2006 106
2007 96
2008 104
2009 79
2010 98
2011 127
2012 128
2013 137
2014 157
2015 121

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

Arson in the state of New Jersey

Year Arson
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

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