Robbinsville Named Among Safest Towns in NJ



Safewise, an online safety consulting website, released its 8th annual "50 Safest Cities in New Jersey" report and Robbinsville was ranked the 10th safest town in the state.

The website used the most recent FBI crime report statistics, to analyze the number of reported violent crimes and reported property crimes. They then calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. Both violent and property crime numbers were weighted equally, meaning that a city or town with no violent crime could end up lower on the list than a city with higher violent crime if its property crime rate was sufficiently high.

With a population of 14,628 (the 2020 Census reported a population of 15,476), the violent crime rate in Robbinsville was 0.1 per 1,000 people for three continuous years – 2020, 2021 and 2022. The property crime rate dropped to 3.1 in 2022 from 3.5 last year and 4.0 in 2020.

The average median household income among the safest cities and towns in New Jersey is $124,565 - nearly double the national median household income of $67,521, the study found. The median household income in New Jersey is $85,239.

Robbinsville Township is 20.491 square miles and includes the Village of Windsor in Mercer County, New Jersey. Its median household income is $155,107 with an an average household net worth of $770,856. The average assessed home value is $378,500. The median home value with a mortgage is $412,500.

According to the study's findings, robbery was the most-reported violent crime, making up 25 percent of all violent crimes in the Garden State. The pandemic had a role to play, residents felt. Around 55 percent of New Jersey residents said their personal safety has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to 44 percent of Americans, according to the study. And 67 percent of New Jersey residents named gun violence as a top safety concern— this was well above the US average of 53 percent.

The rankings also factors in data points like median income, high school graduation rates, redlining practices, household access to high-speed internet, city budget allocations, and unemployment rates.

Here are New Jersey's safest towns and cities, according to Safewise:

  1. Sparta Township
  2. Ringwood
  3. Hasbrouck Heights
  4. River Vale Township
  5. Berkeley Heights Township
  6. Monroe Township (Middlesex County)
  7. Wanaque
  8. Bernards Township
  9. Jefferson Township
  10. Robbinsville Township

To read more about their methodology, click here. To see the full listing, click here.

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