Westwood Ranks Near Top of the List

WestwoodThankfully, 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 #12? Westwood! Sleep a little easier knowing that you’re living in one of the safest community in New Jersey! Only 2 violent crimes were reported to FBI authorities.
To read the full results and learn how town safety is ranked, visit: www.safewise.com.

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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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