Chester, NJ
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Chester, NJ crime analytics


With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 10 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Chester is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 72% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chester is one in 105. Compared to communities within New Jersey, Chester‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 64% of the state's cities and towns.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Chester has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Chester is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Chester 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 Chester.

Importantly, our analysis shows that Chester has one of the lowest violent crime rates in all of America, across cities and towns of all sizes. Murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault happen far less frequently here than in most places. Your chance of becoming a victim? Just one in 10000. Chester's violent crime rate is just 0 per 1,000 residents.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Chester 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 Chester than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 105.

Chester Crime Data

 
Crime Index

72

(100 is safest)


Safer than 72% of U.S. Cities

Chester Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

0

16

16

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.00

9.55

9.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chester 0.00
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 10,000

in Chester

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Chester VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 1,675
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chester 9.55
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 105

in Chester

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Chester Property CRIMES
Population: 1,675
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2 14 0
Rate per 1,000 1.19 8.36 0.00
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Chester Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chester 10
New Jersey 69