WARREN, NJ - Warren Township ranks as the 18th safest place to live in New Jersey in 2015, according to The SafeWise Report by Alexia Chianis, which ranked the 50 safest cities in the Garden State.

Of Warren Township the report says, "Warren Township is honored as one of the best places to live in the Garden State. It’s also less than 35 miles from Manhattan, earned Sustainable Jersey Certification, and offers its residents regular crime prevention tips. Warren Township residents have every right to be proud of their hometown, which reported just three violent crimes, all of which were aggravated assaults."

SafeWise, a home security provider, used FBI statistics reported in 2013 and ranked New Jersey cities with at least 10,000 residents. Crime statistics were separated into two categories, 1-violent crimes: murder, robbery, rape and assault - and 2-property crimes: burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.

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In order to compare small and large cities, a crime rate per 1,000 residents was calculated. Warren Township's rate for violent crimes per 1,000 residents was .18. Its rate for property crimes was 6.31 per 1,000.

Nationally, there are 3.67 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 27.30 property crimes. In New Jersey, the rates are .32 for violent crimes and 6.57 for property crimes.

The top 10 in New Jersey are: 1-Chatham Township. 2-Washington Township. 3-Bergenfield. 4-Bernards Township. 5-Wycoff Township. 6-River Edge. 7-Montgomery Township. 8-Clinton Township. 9-Woolwich Township. 10-New Milford.