According to a popular website, three locales in the Garden State have recently been ranked among America's 100 most dangerous cities.

A survey from NeighborhoodScout.com ranked the top 100 most dangerous cities in the nation with a population of 25,000 people or more.

That website based its rankings on the number of violent crimes — murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, aggravated assault — per 1,000 residents.

Top Five (With the Chances of You Being a Victim)

  1. Detroit (1 in 51)
  2. St. Louis (1 in 51)
  3. Memphis (1 in 52)
  4. Baltimore (1 in 53)
  5. Monroe, LA (1 in 55)
New Jersey Crime Scene - Photo: Canva/Townsquare Media Illustration
New Jersey Crime Scene - Photo: Canva/Townsquare Media Illustration
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These are New Jersey's Most Dangerous Places

  • #99 - Atlantic City
Unit block of South Florida Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Unit block of South Florida Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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In a city known for gambling, you have a 1 in 116 chance of being the victim of a bad crime.


  • #38 - Trenton
The Statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
The Statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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In Trenton, you have a 1 in 87 chance of being the victim of a violent crime.


  • #9 - Camden
700 block of Ramona Gonzalez Street in Camden NJ
700 block of Ramona Gonzalez Street in Camden NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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Your odds of being the victim of a crime in Camden are 1 in 63.


Other Cities in Our Region and Their Rankings

  • 7. Wilmington, DE
  • 10. Scranton, PA
  • 20. Chester, PA
  • 86. Dover, DE

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Rankings baed on violent crimes per 10,000 people.

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