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River Edge Recognized As One Of NJ's 'Safest Cities'

River Edge was recognized as one of NJ's safest cities in a report by SafeWise.
River Edge was recognized as one of NJ's safest cities in a report by SafeWise. Photo Credit: River Edge Public Library

RIVER EDGE, N.J. -- River Edge was recognized as one of the 50 safest cities in New Jersey by the SafeWise report.

River Edge came in at number six on the list, which identified communities with a population of more than 10,000 people in 2013 and reported complete crime data to the FBI.

"To ensure River Edge remains a wonderful place to call home for years to come, leaders reach out to its citizens in a number of ways," SafeWise said in its report.

"For instance, a community needs survey identify citizen’s concerns and helps decide what programs should receive funding priority over the next several years. Plus, the River Edge Police Department embraces a community oriented policing philosophy that addresses quality of life issues"

SafeWise reviewed the latest FBI Crime Report statistics, comparing the number of reported violent crimes (murder, robbery, rape, and aggravated assault) and property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson) in each city.

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