Safety is everyone’s concern. Not just for us, but for our children, our parents and everyone else we love as well. It’s important to feel safe in your own home. Safewise, a leading resource for home security and safety advice, released their list of the 2017 Safest Cities in New Jersey. Basking Ridge made the top three.
Basking Ridge Named One of the Safest Cities in New Jersey
To determine their ranking of the safest cities in New Jersey, Safewise reviewed FBI stats from 2015. First, they only looked at cities with 10,000 or more citizens. Then, they compared the number of reported violent and property crimes with the total population of each city. This gave them a crime/1,000 resident percentage which, in turn, determined each city’s ranking.
Overall, the Garden State showed the third lowest crime rate across the entire country. While that’s fantastic, living in Basking Ridge makes you feel even more secure. Only Washington Township and River Vale Township came in higher on Safewise’s list. Bernards Township shot up from its previous spot at #23 to come in third this year. It’s also the top Somerset County city on the list.
Top 10 Safest Cities in New Jersey
- Washington Township
- River Vale Township
- Bernards Township
- Clinton Township
- Chatham Township
- Colts Neck Township
- Warren Township
- Monroe Township
For the complete list of all 50 cities on Safewise’s Safest Cities in New Jersey list, please visit Safewise’s website here.
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