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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Fort Lee is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (64%) and also has a lower crime rate than 54% of the communities in New Jersey, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Fort Lee is one in 110 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 40. 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 1544, 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 118.

Fort Lee Crime Data

 

Crime Index

64

(100 is safest)


Safer than 64% of U.S. Cities

Fort Lee Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

25

327

352

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.65

8.47

9.12

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.65
2.07
National Median: 4
    Fort Lee
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,544

in Fort Lee

1 in 483

in New Jersey

Fort Lee VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 38,605
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 6 17
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.05 0.16 0.44

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
8.47
13.36
National Median: 21
    Fort Lee
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 118

in Fort Lee

1 in 75

in New Jersey

Fort Lee Property CRIMES

Population: 38,605
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 57 243 27
Rate per 1,000 1.48 6.29 0.70

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Fort Lee Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
122
56
National Median: 28.3
    Fort Lee
    New Jersey