The safety of our loved ones usually ranks somewhere in the top three reasons for why we choose to live where we do. Therefore, you’ll be very happy to learn that Bernards Township was named the safest city in New Jersey by SafeWise.com. We live in such an amazing location that we also came in at #5 on their 100 Safest Cities in America list for 2019. That makes Basking Ridge the 5th safest city in the entire nation!
Bernards Township Named Safest City in New Jersey
SafeWise.com compiled data from FBI crime statistics for 2017. That was the most recent year this data was available. They looked at violent crime as well as property crime for every 1000 residents in each city. Out of all 50 states that SafeWise investigated, New Jersey cities made up 30% of the top 100. Of the 565 cities in New Jersey, Bernards Township came in #1 for safety.
The national average of violent crime in 2017 was 4.49 per 1000 people. Bernards Township only reported 0.037 per 1000. The national average of property crime came in at 27.11 per 1000 people in 2017. Basking Ridge reported an incidence of just 4.298 per 1000 people. Their position at #5 on the 100 Safest Cities in America list pushed them up seven spaces from last year’s list. No wonder so many people want to live in our fair city!
Top 10 Safest Cities in the US
- Hopkinton, MA
- Ridgefiled, CT
- Madison, CT
- Harrison Town, NY
- Bernards Township, NJ
- Norton, MA
- Broadview Heights, OH
- Denville Township, NJ
- Pequannock Township, NJ
- Bergenfield, NJ
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