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Safest Cities in New Jersey

2019 Guide to New Jersey's Safest Cities

List of New Jersey’s Safest Cities

 

Known as The Garden State, New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the country. 

One of the smallest states in the nation, New Jersey has a median household income of $80,088 -the 3rd highest.

 

Average New Jersey Crime Rate

 

The average New Jersey Crime Rate is as follows:

Avg. Property Crimes in New Jersey

Average New Jersey Crime Rate -Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

 

What are the Safest Places to Live in New Jersey?

 

New Jersey is home to a plethora of musicians from Sinatra to Southside Johnny to Springsteen. Surprisingly, for such a densely populated state, there are many communities with outstanding reputations for low crime rates.

Eight of the Top 10 Safest Cities in New Jersey had less than 100 property crimes.

All of the Top 10 Safest Cities in New Jersey had less than 10  violent crimes.

If you are looking for the best places to live in New Jersey, this list of safest cities in The Garden State is a good place to start.

Following are the top cities with populations above 10,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in New Jersey.

The Top 10 Safest Cities in New Jersey

(Population 10K +)

1.   River Vale

2.   Washington

3.   Warren

4.   Ringwood  

5.   Hillsdale

6.   Monroe

7.   Kinnelon

8.   Sparta

9.   Chatham

10.  Bergenfield

Safest Cities in New Jersey – Video Summary

River Vale Township, NJ

River Vale Township, NJ

Population

10,270

Violent Crimes

1

Property Crimes

15

Washington Township, NJ

Washington Township, NJ

(Morris County)

Population

18,793

Violent Crimes

3

Property Crimes

42

Warren Township, NJ

Warren Township, NJ

Population

16,264

Violent Crimes

3

Property Crimes

42

Ringwood, NJ

Ringwood, NJ

Population

12,470

Violent Crimes

3

Property Crimes

37

Hillsdale, NJ

Hillsdale, NJ

Population

10,602

Violent Crimes

0

Property Crimes

35

Monroe Township, NJ

Monroe Township, NJ

(Middlesex County)

Population

45,722

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

153

Kinnelon, NJ

Kinnelon, NJ

Population

10,275

Violent Crimes

5

Property Crimes

35

Sparta, NJ

Sparta, NJ

Population

18,807

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

66

Chatham, NJ

Chatham, NJ

Population

10,515

Violent Crimes

0

Property Crimes

39

Bergenfield, NJ

Bergenfield, NJ

Population

27,891

Violent Crimes

2

Property Crimes

103

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More of the Safest Places to Live in New Jersey

Best Places to Live in New Jersey with 10,000+ Population

11-20

Branchburg

Madison

Raritan

Bernards Township

Tenafly

Jefferson

Montgomery

New Milford

New Providence

Westwood

31-40

River Edge

Berkely Heights Township

Hopewell Township

Plainsboro Township

Clinton Township

Mahwah Township

Verona

East Greenwich Township

Robbinsville Township

Mount Olive Township

21-30

Morris

Randolph

Dumont

Winslow

Hasbrouck Heights

Readington

Denville

Hopatcong

Woolwich

Manchester

41-50

Medford Township

Oakland

West Caldwell Township

Marlboro Township

Pequannock Township

Palisades Park

Wyckoff Township

Waldwick

Ridgefield

Manalapan Township

Safest New Jersey Cities with Populations over 50K

Safest Cities in New Jersey with Populations over 50,000

Larger cities deal with many challenges that smaller towns and communities do not face.  Following are some of the larger cities that have some of the safest neighborhoods in New Jersey.

The Home Security Advisor recognizes the Top 10 larger cities in New Jersey that should be commended for keeping crime rates down and communities safe.

Following is our 2019 list of the safest communities in New Jersey with a minimum population of 50K.

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

Population

53,478

Violent Crimes

36

Property Crimes

413

Howell, NJ

Howell Township, NJ

Population

52,432

Violent Crimes

35

Property Crimes

407

Middletown, NJ

Middletown Township, NJ

Population

65,303

Violent Crimes

48

Property Crimes

497

Jackson, NJ

Jackson Township, NJ

Population

57,400

Violent Crimes

24

Property Crimes

483

Old Bridge, NJ

Old Bridge Township, NJ

Population

67,162

Violent Crimes

44

Property Crimes

581

North Bergen, NJ

North Bergen Township, NJ

Population

63,490

Violent Crimes

96

Property Crimes

485

Piscataway, NJ

Piscataway Township, NJ

Population

58,109

Violent Crimes

54

Property Crimes

542

Lakewood, NJ

Lakewood Township, NJ

Population

102,759

Violent Crimes

95

Property Crimes

931

West New York, NJ

West New York, NJ

Population

54,156

Violent Crimes

108

Property Crimes

525

Franklin, NJ

Franklin Township, NJ

Population

67,463

Violent Crimes

48

Property Crimes

779

How We Rated Safest Cities in New Jersey

 

To rank the safest towns and cities of New Jersey, we referenced the most recent complete (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report. Towns and cities with ten thousand residents or higher, who recorded their crime data, were included.

We analyzed both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft).  In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes which were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

 

The Best Places to Live in New Jersey – Crime Ratings

 

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a reasonably good mathematical gauge of the overall safety and security in the community. If you’re looking to find the best places to live in New Jersey, this list is a great place to start.

Please note that not every town and city reports their records. If a town or city did not report their stats to the FBI, they were not included in the list.  Any communities with reporting ommissions or anomalies might also not be reflected in this year’s rankings.

When evaluating a community, one must realize that certain neighborhoods inside any city may have much lower crime rates than other areas. This is especially true in larger cities. Consequently, it is important to check into specific neighborhoods within the community and talk with local authorities to get a feel for the security and safety of a neighborhood.

If you are interested in ways to keep your family and home safer, check out our Tips for Better Home Security…and consider a professionally monitored home security system.

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