The Safest Cities in NJ

You might sleep a little more soundly after hearing this. According to CreditDonkey’s recent study on safety, Ridgewood is in the top 50 safest cities in NJ.  Only towns with a population of 10,000 or more were chosen. The study reviewed FBI Crime Report data for 2014 to determine number of violent crimes and property crime rates per 1,000 residents for each city.  Although Ridgewood came in at #45 out of 50, the difference in the crime rates in those top 50 is marginal. For instance, Chatham, the #4 spot, had 0 violent crimes per 1000 where as Ridgewood had .2 per 1000. Chatham had only 1 burglary per 1000 residents–about 9 a year total compared to Ridgewood with 1.7 per 1000 residents. Rest assured, you picked a great town to live in. To see the full study visit CreditDonkey’sSafestNJCities.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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