Safest Cities in New Jersey2019 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:
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
Safest Cities in New Jersey – Video Summary
River Vale Township, NJ
Washington Township, NJ
Warren Township, NJ
Monroe Township, NJ
More of the Safest Places to Live in New Jersey
Best Places to Live in New Jersey with 10,000+ Population
Berkely Heights Township
East Greenwich Township
Mount Olive Township
West Caldwell 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
Howell Township, NJ
Middletown Township, NJ
Jackson Township, NJ
Old Bridge Township, NJ
North Bergen Township, NJ
Piscataway Township, NJ
Lakewood Township, NJ
West New York, NJ
Franklin Township, NJ
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.
Last Updated on June 14, 2019 by The Home Security Advisor
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