Glocester, which tops Rhode Island’s safest cities list for the second consecutive year, is a shining example of why this state is one of the fifteen safest in the country. This proactive city reported just fifty-four total crimes in the FBI’s most recent crime report, and there were zero counts of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, robbery, or motor vehicle theft.
In order to rank the safest American states, we had to determine what makes a place dangerous. It isn’t a stretch to assume that states where people are being killed and beaten up on a weekly basis are a pretty bad place to be. So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.
Next, we averaged each places two criteria to create a Safety Index. We crowned the place with the lowest overall Safety Score "The Safest Place In New Jersey". The safest city, based on our criteria, is River Vale. The most dangerous city in New Jersey? Wildwood, where residents had a 1 in 10 chance of being the victim of a crime.