Fort Lee, NJ
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Fort Lee, NJ crime analytics


According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Fort Lee is safer than 84% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In New Jersey, only on the order of 23% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Fort Lee. If you live in Fort Lee, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 144. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35. It is for these reasons that Fort Lee is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Fort Lee, and we found that the crime rate in Fort Lee is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Fort Lee 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 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 1265, 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 163.

Fort Lee Crime Data

 
Crime Index

84

(100 is safest)


Safer than 84% of U.S. Cities

Fort Lee Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

29

225

254

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.79

6.14

6.93

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Lee 0.79
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,265

in Fort Lee

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Fort Lee VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 36,672
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 3 5 19
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.08 0.14 0.52
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
Fort Lee 6.14
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 163

in Fort Lee

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Fort Lee Property CRIMES
Population: 36,672
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 59 157 9
Rate per 1,000 1.61 4.28 0.25
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

Fort Lee Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Lee 88
New Jersey 69