Closter, NJ
Crime Rates


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Closter, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Closter's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the borough to be one of the safest in the nation among cities and towns of all sizes, although not one of the very lowest in New Jersey (10% of the state's communities have a lower crime rate). Overall a very safe borough, Closter's crime rate is just 5 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Closter is one in 211.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Closter, and we found that the crime rate in Closter is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Closter is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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

For Closter, 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 Closter than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2887, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the borough, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Closter experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Closter compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Closter is just 4 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Closter is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Closter Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 92% of U.S. Cities

Closter Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Closter 0.35
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,887

in Closter

1 in 392

in New Jersey


Population: 8,662
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 0 1
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.12 0.00 0.12


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)

Closter 4.39
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 228

in Closter

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Closter Property CRIMES

Population: 8,662
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 13 22 3
Rate per 1,000 1.50 2.54 0.35

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

Closter Crimes Per Square Mile

Closter 12
New Jersey 69