Closter, NJ
Crime Rates


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Closter, NJ crime analytics

Your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Closter is 1 in 211. This equates to a crime rate of 5 per 1,000 residents, making Closter one of the safest communities in nation. Closter's crime rate is not the lowest in New Jersey, however. Approximately 10% of the cities and towns in New Jersey have a lower crime rate, according to FBI crime statistics.

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