RANDOLPH, NJ – Denville ranks #8 among the safest cities in the United States according to a recent report issued by SafeWise, a Utah-based company that reviews home safety companies and their products. Four of the top 10 safest cities in the country are in New Jersey.

The top 10 safest cities include the following:

#1     Hopkinton, Massachusetts

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#2     Ridgefield, Connecticut

#3     Madison, Connecticut

#4     Harrison Town, New York

#5     Bernards Township, New Jersey

#6     Norton, Massachusetts

#7     Broadview Heights, Ohio

#8     Denville Township, New Jersey

#9     Pequannock Township, New Jersey

#10   Bergenfield, New Jersey

Thirty cities in New Jersey made SafeWise’s top 100, the largest showing of any state, followed by Connecticut with 14 cities and Pennsylvania with 10. In addition to Denville, Bernards Township, Pequannock and Bergenfield, the following New Jersey cities made the top 100:

#12   Monroe Township

#15   Westfield

#17   Hawthorne

#20   Milford

#21   Cranford Township

#22   Readington Township

#24   Morris Township

#26   Montville Township

#28   Randolph Township

#29   Washington Township (Morris County)

#33   Tinton Falls

#34   Marlboro Township

#49   Princeton

#50   Dumont

#51   Hillsborough Township

#54   Raritan Township

#56   Ridgewood

#63   Madison

#67   Manchester Township

#69   Montgomery Township

#80   Jefferson Township

#89   Livingston Township

#94   Mount Olive Township

#96   Clark Township

“To identify the 100 safest cities in the country, we analyzed FBI crime report statistics and population data for 2017 (the most recent year for which data was available),” SafeWise explained in its report. “We excluded towns with populations below 2,500 because those are considered rural by census definitions. Then we set a population threshold (15,000) based on the median population after those towns were excluded. Cities that fell below that threshold were excluded, along with cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI,” the study continued.

“Cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city. If there was a tie, we also factored in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, we calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city,” the report further stated.

SafeWise’s entire report is posted at safewise.com/safest-cities-america/.


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