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NJ’s 100 Safest Towns In 2017: Is Your Community On The List?

There are people who may want to know what factors are considered to add a town in the list of safe towns by the security industry advisor and it is possible that their views are different from those who think they know what makes a town safe.

Some people may be surprised to know what makes a town safe, according to the security industry advisor.

100 towns are listed by Safewise, which are considered as “shining examples of New Jersey’s commitment to safe streets for all citizens.”

From November 2016 till now, the number of offenders taken into custody is 150 and the credit goes to the statewide Violent Crime Initiative.

“The program was so successful that Attorney General Christopher Porrino recently announced another new directive designed to thwart victim and witness intimidation.”

When it comes to property related crimes, New Jersey is on the third-lowest position, below the national average for property crime.

In the report, 84% towns have reported less than 25 burglaries and the number of property related crimes in 36 towns is less than 100.

In 88% towns, the total number of violent crimes is less than 10 as the number of violent crimes is not common in safe towns. The number of murders in 92% towns is zero and the number of crimes linked to robbery is less than 5.

According to an estimate, the possibility of becoming a victim of violent crimes in the towns listed as safe is one in thousand.

Here is the list of towns with low crime rate with the top 15 town details.

  1. Washington Township: Morris County
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.11
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 1.76
  1. River Vale Township
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.00
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 2.48
  1. Bernards Township
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.11
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 3.27
  1. Kinnelon
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.10
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 3.36
  1. Clinton Township
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.31
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 3.21
  1. Hillsdale
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.10
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 3.52
  1. Chatham Township
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.09
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 3.75
  1. Colts Neck Township
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.20
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 3.68
  1. Warren Township
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.19
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 3.73
  1. Monroe Township, Middlesex County
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.07
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 3.85
  1. Sparta Township
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.26
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 3.85
  1. Ridgefield
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.26
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 3.88
  1. Woolwich Township
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.41
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 3.78
  1. Mahwah
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.19
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 4.10
  1. New Milford
  • Violent Crime per 1,000: 0.18
  • Property Crime per 1,000: 4.12
  1. Berkeley Heights
  2. Madison
  3. New Providence
  4. Wyckoff
  5. Bergenfield
  6. Ringwood
  7. Randolph Township
  8. Branchburg Township
  9. Dumont
  10. Raritan Township
  11. Franklin Lakes
  12. Glen Rock
  13. Oakland
  14. Waterford Township
  15. Palisades Park
  16. Denville Township
  17. Hasbrouck Heights
  18. Hillsborough
  19. Morris Township
  20. Hopatcong
  21. Plainsboro
  22. River Edge
  23. Hopewell Township
  24. Tenafly
  25. Marlboro
  26. Fort Lee
  27. Florence Township
  28. Jefferson
  29. Verona
  30. Wanaque
  31. Westwood
  32. Cranford
  33. Lincoln Park
  34. Readington Township
  35. Florham Park
  36. Hawthorne
  37. West Caldwell
  38. Hammonton
  39. Mount Olive
  40. Montville
  41. Manalapan
  42. Medford
  43. Middletown
  44. Parsippany-Troy Hills
  45. Pequannock
  46. Summit
  47. Barnegat
  48. Ridgewood
  49. Manchester
  50. Stafford Township
  51. Scotch Plains
  52. Holmdel
  53. Roselle Park
  54. Westfield
  55. Jackson Township
  56. Cliffside Park
  57. Cedar Grove
  58. Princeton
  59. West Milford
  60. East Greenwich Township
  61. Robbinsville
  62. Ramsey
  63. Middlesex Boro
  64. East Windsor
  65. Little Ferry
  66. Bordentown Township
  67. Bridgewater
  68. Nutley
  69. South Brunswick
  70. Piscataway
  71. Clark
  72. Fairview
  73. Highland Park
  74. Howell
  75. Springfield
  76. Livingston
  77. Sayreville
  78. Harrison
  79. South River
  80. Aberdeen
  81. Wall Township
  82. Pompton Lakes
  83. Roxbury Township
  84. Point Pleasant

News Source: www.Patch.com

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Criminal Defense Attorney Samuel L. Sachs, Esq. is committed to provide excellent legal services for all types of criminal matters throughout New Jersey.