North Bergen was just named among New Jersey's safest cities, according to a survey from SafeHome.org. The township came in sixth in the state, making it the highest ranked municipality in Hudson County.
SafeHome’s national survey looked at several factors to calculate a safety score for mayor cities in the U.S. According to their site, "First and foremost is the FBI's latest report of how many and what types of crimes occurred in each city over a single year. The city’s crime trends are also considered; in other words, cities where crime is on the decline are given a higher safety score and vice-versa. We also look at the number of law enforcement officers compared to the population."
Demographics such as population density, population trends, unemployment rate, etc. were also factored into the score. The survey found that the top 10 safest cities in New Jersey are clustered around the New York City metropolitan area and the northern Jersey Shore area.
This study comes on the heels of a report from the National Home Council for Home Safety and Security naming North Bergen the 52nd safest place in America.