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NJ has 14 of America's 50 safest cities

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Parsippany is the second safest city in America, according to a study done by Safehome.org.

The rankings were based on FBI data from 2015 on property and violent crime reports as well as overall crime trends, the ratio of law enforcement officers to citizens and demographic metrics that correlate to crime (such as population density and unemployment rate).

Parsippany scored a 92.24 safety rating, second only to Greenwich, Connecticut. With a total population of 53,790 and one police officer for every 463 citizens, Parsippany has relatively low violent and property crimes.

Middletown and Piscataway made Top 10, ranked five and eight, respectively.

With 14 towns on the Top 50 list, New Jersey was the most commonly named state on the ranking, compared to California with nine cities and Illinois with eight cities.

Jackson, Howell, North Bergen, Bayonne, Edison, Brick, West New York, Union, Franklin Township, Lakewood, and Old Bridge also made the Top 50 list.

Safehome’s full ranking can be seen here.

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Arthur Augustyn

Arthur Augustyn


Arthur Augustyn grew up in Massachusetts and previously covered the video game industry in Los Angeles, city politics in Malibu, California, and local news in Bergen County before working at NJBIZ. He currently covers cannabis, government and tech.

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