At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in New Jersey with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in New Jersey with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 New Jersey Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Chesterfield Township
    • Population 7,686, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Chesterfield Township was formed in 1688.
  2. Mahwah Township
    • Population 26,601, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Mahwah Township was once home to guitarist Les Paul.
  3. Washington Township, Morris County
    • Population 18,745, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Washington Township, Morris County is one of 6 municipalities with the name Washington Township.
  4. Old Tappan
    • Population 5,980, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Old Tappan was incorporated in 1894.
  5. Norwood
    • Population 5,843, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Norwood was formed in 1905.
  6. Kinnelon
    • Population 10,413, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Kinnelon is in Morris County, New Jersey.
  7. River Vale Township
    • Population 10,092, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: River Vale Township used to be known as “Over Kill.”
  8. Ho-Ho-Kus
    • Population 4,188, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The band Twisted Sister is from Ho-Ho-Kus.
  9. Emerson
    • Population 7,656, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Emerson is named after the author Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  10. Mine Hill Township
    • Population 3,660, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Mine Hill Township was incorporated in 1923.

2016 New Jersey Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Teterboro
    • Population 71, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Teterboro is in Bergen County, New Jersey.
  2. Salem
    • Population 4,933, Burglaries 117
    • Town trivia: Salem was laid out in 1675.
  3. Wildwood
    • Population 5,151, Burglaries 116
    • Town trivia: Bruce Willis once worked as a bartender in Wildwood.
  4. Avalon
    • Population 1,288, Burglaries 25
    • Town trivia: Avalon’s motto is “Cooler by a Mile.”
  5. Stone Harbor
    • Population 839, Burglaries 16
    • Town trivia: Taylor Swift summered in Stone Harbor from a young age.
  6. Sea Isle City
    • Population 2,075, Burglaries 38
    • Town trivia: Sea Isle City is part of the Ocean City metro area.
  7. Deal
    • Population 734, Burglaries 11
    • Town trivia: Deal was the site of a meteorite fall in 1829.
  8. Bridgeton
    • Population 25,363, Burglaries 353
    • Town trivia: Bridgeton is in Cumberland County, New Jersey.
  9. Chesilhurst
    • Population 1,620, Burglaries 22
    • Town trivia: Chesilhurst was incorporated in 1887.
  10. Brooklawn
    • Population 1,920, Burglaries 26
    • Town trivia: Brooklawn was incorporated in 1924.

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