Penns Grove has a population of 4,844. During the past three years, Penns Grove saw 701 arrests. For 2017, the Penns Grove's arrest rate totaled 565.65 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 78.69% makes Penns Grove higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 37 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Penns Grove also totaled 237 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Elmer and Salem, Penns Grove is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Penns Grove had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Penns Grove averaged 37 violent crimes and 237 non-violent crimes.
The city of Penns Grove experienced 353 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 6 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 17 was for legacy rape and 6 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 123, and the aggravated assault total was 201.