Cranford’s ranking is down from 2016, when it was ranked no. 47.
To calculate the rankings, the company takes FBI crime report statistics and population data. Next, the site eliminates all cities with less than 10,000 cities or any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.
“From there, we evaluated the remaining cities,” the site reads. “ We narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To further level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.”
According to the company, the state of New Jersey has the third-lowest property crime rate in the country. Since November 2016, the state has captured 150 violent offenders.
To read about how Safewise calculates its data, click here.