Crime in Brigantine, New Jersey

Brigantine's crime rate

There were 166 crimes reported in Brigantine, New Jersey in 2019, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 1,912 incidents for every 100,000 people.

How does Brigantine compare?

Brigantine has a lower overall crime rate than the country as a whole. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,489 incidents for every 100,000 people.

Brigantine's overall crime rate is 24% higher than the overall crime rate in New Jersey. Statewide, there were 137,012 crimes reported in 2019, or 1,543 for every 100,000 people.

What types of crimes are being committed?

The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.

Property crime

The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2019. In Brigantine, however, property crimes account for about 99% of all offenses.

Despite accounting for a higher than average share of total offenses, property crime is less prevalent in Brigantine than it is nationwide. There were 165 property crimes in Brigantine in 2019, or 1,900 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,110 incidents per 100,000 people.


Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Brigantine. There were 129 larcenies reported in Brigantine in 2019, or 1,486 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,550 per 100,000.


There were 31 break-ins reported in Brigantine in 2019, or 357 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 341 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2019.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 220 for every 100,000 people. In Brigantine, meanwhile, there were 5 motor vehicle thefts in 2019, or 58 for every 100,000 people.

Violent crime

Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the nearly 8.2 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2019. In Brigantine, however, violent offenses account for a much smaller 0.6% share of all reported crime.

At 12 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Brigantine is well below the national violent crime rate of 379 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Brigantine reported a total of one violent crime in 2019.

Aggravated Assault

With a nationwide rate of 250 per 100,000 people, aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. In Brigantine, there was just one aggravated assault reported in 2019, or 12 for every 100,000 people.


Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America, but there were no robberies reported in Brigantine in 2019. The national robbery rate was 86 per 100,000 in 2019.


There were 139,815 reported rapes nationwide in 2019, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people. In Brigantine in 2019, none were reported.


While there were 16,425 murders nationwide in 2019, none were reported in Brigantine.

Brigantine compared to other cities in New Jersey

Brigantine has a higher crime rate than the vast majority of all comparable cities in New Jersey. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2019 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.

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