According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Fair Lawn is safer than 68% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In New Jersey, only on the order of 34% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Fair Lawn. If you live in Fair Lawn, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 80. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 31. It is for these reasons that Fair Lawn is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.
Compared to other communities of similar population size, Fair Lawn has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Fair Lawn is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Fair Lawn does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Fair Lawn.
For Fair Lawn, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Fair Lawn than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1368, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Fair Lawn is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Fair Lawn than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 85.