South Amboy has a population of 8,839. During the past three years, South Amboy saw 297 arrests. For 2017, the South Amboy's arrest rate totaled 96.16 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 69.62% makes South Amboy lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 1 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of South Amboy also totaled 84 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Helmetta and Sayreville, South Amboy is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, South Amboy had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, South Amboy averaged 1 violent crimes and 84 non-violent crimes.
The city of South Amboy experienced 132 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 1 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 6 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 23, and the aggravated assault total was 102.