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!

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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."