The 50 Safest Towns in NJ

Chatham TownshipThankfully, New Jersey residents should be feeling a little safer these days! Violent crime in the state has dropped from 4.45 to 2.85 incidents per 1,000 residents. Property crime fell from 26.81 to 18.81 incidents per 1,000 citizens. In fact, 50 Garden State communities had an average crime rate that was 78% less than the rest of the country.

But which town who ranked #1? Chatham Township! Sleep a little easier knowing that you’re living in the safest community in New Jersey!  Chatham Township reported no violent crimes and had an overall crime rate that was 85% lower than the national average!

Still in the top 20, Madison isn’t far behind at #19! Besides having a highly ranked public school system, and being close to Manhattan, low crime is another perk for Madison!

To read the full results and learn how town safety is ranked, visit:

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!


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