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These New Jersey Towns Are Some Of The Safest In The State

The FBI recently released its annual compilation of crimes reported to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program by law enforcement agencies from around the nation. 477 New Jersey townships provided violent crime data to the FBI in 2015 and the statistics may surprise you. Some interesting information about the findings is included below, followed by a listing of the safest towns. Note that rankings are determined by the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents.

The list of towns that reported no violent crimes is as follows, making these the safest towns in New Jersey (based on 2015 violent crime data):

    1. Allenhurst
    2. Allentown
    3. Audubon Park
    4. Avon-by-the-Sea
    5. Bay Head
    6. Belvidere
    7. Berkeley Heights Township
    8. Bernardsville
    9. Blairstown Township
    10. Califon
    11. Cape May Point
    12. Chatham
    13. Chester
    14. Chester Township
    15. Clinton
    16. East Newark
    17. Elsinboro Township
    18. Fair Haven
    19. Fieldsboro
    20. Franklin
    21. Franklin Township (Hunterdon County)
    22. Greenwich Township (Warren County)
    23. Harding Township
    24. Harvey Cedars
    25. Haworth
    26. Hopewell
    27. Interlaken
    28. Lebanon Township
    29. Loch Arbour
    30. Longport
    31. Mantoloking
    32. Mountain Lakes
    33. Mount Arlington
    34. Newfield
    35. New Providence
    36. North Caldwell
    37. Norwood
    38. Ocean Gate
    39. Oxford Township
    40. Pine Valley
    41. River Vale Township
    42. Rockaway
    43. Rockleigh
    44. South Bound Brook
    45. South Harrison Township
    46. Spring Lake
    47. Spring Lake Heights
    48. Tavistock
    49. Tewksbury Township
    50. Waldwick
    51. Wenonah
    52. West Wildwood
    53. Winfield Township
Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.