NEW JERSEY - Cranford ranked No. 57 among the safest cities in New Jersey, according to a recent report published by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a trade association of security professionals that advocates for safe communities and home safety.
Cranford is the fourth highest ranked town in Union County and one of only six Union County towns to make the top 100.
“The Cranford Police Department remains proactive in deterring crime within our municipality," Police Chief Ryan Greco said. "In addition, we offer a number of crime prevention and safety tips to help our residents, businesses, and visitors identify and prevent unlawful acts such as fraud, identity theft, auto theft and telephone scams. There’s no question that the partnership we have formed with our community has been valuable to the police department in reaching our goals.”
To identify the safest cities in New Jersey, the National Council for Home Safety and Security reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with their own population data and internal research. They rated New Jersey cities with populations greater than 10,000 for violent crimes per 1,000 residents and property crimes per 1,000 residents.
In 2017, Cranford reported 0.29 crimes per 1,000 residents and 7.15 property crimes per 1,000 residents.
For the rest of Union County, New Providence ranked No. 14, Scotch Plains No. 47, Westfield No. 70, Summit No. 75, and Springfield No. 99. Fanwood was not ranked because it has less than 10,000 residents.
|1||River Vale Township|
|19||East Greenwich Township|
|32||Mount Olive Township|
|44||Berkeley Heights Township|
|47||Scotch Plains Township|
|48||Colts Neck Township|
|58||West Caldwell Township|
|59||Parsippany-Troy Hills Township|
|65||Cedar Grove Township|
|76||South Brunswick Township|
|80||East Windsor Township|
|84||West Milford Township|
|95||Old Bridge Township|