In 2014, “The SafeWise Report” ranked Westfield number 36.
A home security provider, SafeWise said it used FBI statistics reported in 2013 and ranked New Jersey cities with at least 10,000 residents. Crime statistics were separated into two categories — violent crimes (murder, robbery, rape and assault) and property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson).
The article’s author, Alexia Chianis, praised Mayor Andy Skibitsky’s Safety Library, a collection of articles about safety available on the town website, www.westfieldnj.gov.
“It’s innovative thinking like this that helps the community maintain a low crime rate,” wrote Chianis. “Westfield reported a nominal 12 violent crimes, which is remarkable for a community of more than 30,000 residents.”
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