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REPORT: Bergen County Has Safest City In New Jersey

New Milford Police keep the borough among the safest in New Jersey.
New Milford Police keep the borough among the safest in New Jersey. Photo Credit: COURTESY: NMPD

The Garden State has a lot to be proud of.

As of 2017, it is among the safest states in the U.S., as its crime rates are far below nationwide averages, according to a new report by

River Vale was named the safest municipality in the state, with New Milford trailing in second place.

None of New Jersey’s top 20 safest cities have a violent crime rate reaching 1 incident per 1,000, or 5 property crimes per 1,000. Those looking for a safe place to raise a family in New Jersey have a slew of options to choose from, the reports says.

The top 50 safest municipalities in Bergen and Passaic counties include:

  • 47. Hasbrouck Heights
  • 46. Palisades Park
  • 41. Wyckoff
  • 37. Oakland
  • 36. Glen Rock
  • 34. Waldwick
  • 33. Mahwah
  • 30. River Edge
  • 28. Dumont
  • 27. Ridgefield
  • 23. Ringwood
  • 18. Tenafly
  • 15. Westwood
  • 9. Bergenfield
  • 7. Hillsdale
  • 2. New Milford
  • 1. River Vale


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