Tenafly, NJ
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Tenafly, 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

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Tenafly. With an annual crime rate of only 3 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 349. These crime statistics put Tenafly in the elite group of the safest communities in both New Jersey and in the nation as a whole.

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

For Tenafly, 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 Tenafly than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3660, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Tenafly compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Tenafly is just 3 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Tenafly is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Tenafly Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 93% of U.S. Cities

Tenafly Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Tenafly 0.27
New Jersey 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,660

in Tenafly

1 in 481

in New Jersey


Population: 14,641
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.20


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)

Tenafly 2.60
New Jersey 14.05

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 385

in Tenafly

1 in 71

in New Jersey

Tenafly Property CRIMES

Population: 14,641
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 9 22 7
Rate per 1,000 0.61 1.50 0.48

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

Tenafly Crimes Per Square Mile

Tenafly 8
New Jersey 59