WARREN, NJ – Warren has once again made the list of one of the top 50 safest cities in America in a report generated by SafeWise.com, “your source for home security and safety advice,” according to its website.
Warren Township is listed as No. 45 nationally and No. 9 in New Jersey.
The group issued its list of the 100 Safest Cities in America for 2017 on Monday, Aug. 14, and it may surprise many who look at the list the number of New Jersey communities that made the list.
Of Warren Township the site says, "This city was named after General Joseph Warren, a hero of the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution. Today, he’d be proud to see that Warren Township, New Jersey, still works hard to defend its people from threats and crime. For the second year in a row, this city has made it on SafeWise’s top fifty Safest Cities in America, and it also has been touted as the Best Place to Live in Central New Jersey and the second best in the entire state. Here’s to a much longer legacy of safety, bravery, and security for everyone in this township."
Nearby towns that made it onto the national list include Bernards Township, 21; Chatham Township, 42; Berkeley Heights, 61; Madison, 64; and New Providence, 67. But those aren’t the only New Jersey towns that made the 100 Safest Cities in America list.
In May, after analyzing FBI crime statistics, SafeWise issued its report on the 50 safest cities in New Jersey. Washington Township, Morris County was named the safest city in New Jersey, River Vale was number two and Bernards Township came in third, while Warren Township was ninth.
The country-wide ranking was made by reviewing the FBI Crime Report from 2015 and population data for communities in each state. In New Jersey, all communities with less than 10,000 residents were eliminated, as were those that did not submit a complete crime report to the FBI, according to the website.
Violent crimes, such as aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery and property crimes, burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft were compared, and calculated as events per 1,000 people in each city.
The statistics from all 50 states were then compared and the final ranking complied and published. Check out the complete list of the 100 Safest Cities in America for 2017.