Fort Lee, NJ
Crime Rates



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Fort Lee, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 8 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee is one in 129. Compared to communities within New Jersey, Fort Lee‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 64% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Fort Lee is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Fort Lee has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee.

For Fort Lee, 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 Fort Lee than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1724, 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 Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 139.

Fort Lee Crime Data

 

Crime Index

72

(100 is safest)


Safer than 72% of U.S. Cities

Fort Lee Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

273

295

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.58

7.20

7.78

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Lee 0.58
New Jersey 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,724

in Fort Lee

1 in 481

in New Jersey

Fort Lee VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 37,921
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 6 13
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.16 0.34

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Lee 7.20
New Jersey 14.05

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 139

in Fort Lee

1 in 71

in New Jersey

Fort Lee Property CRIMES

Population: 37,921
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 32 222 19
Rate per 1,000 0.84 5.85 0.50

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Fort Lee Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Lee 102
New Jersey 59