Montgomery Among Safest NJ Towns

Posted on October 3, 2018

Montgomery was named among the safest towns in New Jersey, according to a report released by SafeWise.

SafeWise released the report of the 50 Safest Cities in the Garden State for 2018 on Monday, September 24. Montgomery came in at number 18.

To compile this report, SafeWise analysts reviewed the most recent 2016 FBI crime statistics and population data. The evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) in each city per 1000 people. If there was a tie, we also factored in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and car theft).

Here is how Montgomery Township breaks down:
  • Population: 23,160
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.17
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 4.02
  • Total crimes: 4.30% violent, 95.70% property

Two other Somerset County towns made the list including: Basking Ridge at number two and Warren at number 3.

Cities that fell below identified population thresholds or failed to submit a complete FBI crime report were excluded from the ranking system.

Click here to see the full list of all 50 safest cities on the list.

Source: SafeWise