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Madison Among Top 10 Safest Towns in NJ

Borough enjoys 'welcoming ambiance, low crime and an ideal location,' SafeWise ranking says.

"In addition to a welcoming ambiance, low crime and an ideal location, you’ll also enjoy access to a dynamic array of art and culture in Madison, New Jersey," SafeWise ranking says. Credit: Jake Remaly
"In addition to a welcoming ambiance, low crime and an ideal location, you’ll also enjoy access to a dynamic array of art and culture in Madison, New Jersey," SafeWise ranking says. Credit: Jake Remaly

Madison is among the top 10 safest towns in New Jersey, according to a ranking released this week by SafeWise, an online security and crime data review website.

The borough ranked No. 9 on the site’s “50 Safest Communities in New Jersey” list of towns with at least 15,000 residents.

“Newcomers will have no trouble feeling right at home in Madison’s quintessential downtown distinct, complete with a Main Street featuring locally owned and operated shops,” the ranking—which was based on the FBI’s 2011 Crime in the U.S. Report and the site’s investigation into safety initiatives in towns across the state—said.

The ranking also pointed out the borough's sense of volunteerism, residents' ability to walk and bike around town, and "a dynamic array of art and culture."

The Madison Police Department acknowledged the ranking on its Facebook page.

"The Rose City was ranked the ninth safest community in the State," the department said. "The Police Department of course is not satisfied until we're number one."

See the full list here.

DidUReallyJustSayThat January 24, 2014 at 10:33 AM
@NOTkeepingItReal - Job growth has not driven down the rate of unemployment, people giving up has - http://www.nationaljournal.com/domesticpolicy/forget-the-unemployment-rate-the-alarming-stat-is-the-number-of-missing-workers-20130503 and http://hotair.com/archives/2014/01/10/december-jobs-report-only-74000-added-525000-leave-work-force/ Since the start of the Recession, the Obama administration has done everything possible to stymie economic growth in the private sector. Obamacare, Keystone, EPA Regs, NLRB Rulings, etc., so this is the ObamaEconomy. Oh, and NOAA ranked last year as the 4th warmest, and NASA had it as 7th, not #1. Both also show that temps have leveled out in the past decade. So you might want to check your sources, or glasses.
KeepItReal January 24, 2014 at 11:36 AM
@DURJST: Hmm, citing NationalJournal and HotAir doesn't lend objective support to your argument. Please tell me exactly where an "Obama Economy" is defined and why the rest of our federal government is not to blame for it, just the POTUS. Oh, and the fact that I mistakenly used November 2013 NOAA figures instead of Annual figures doesn't mean there isn't an issue. Nice job picking at nits, there. 37 consecutive years of above average global temps is somewhat of a trend, dontchathink?
DidUReallyJustSayThat January 24, 2014 at 12:35 PM
@DefinitelyNOTkir - You might want to actually read the National Journal or review its website. It is NOT a conservative publication. As for the Prez, when does this become the ObamaEconomy? 6 years, 7, 8, Never? As for the Federal Government, Obama runs most of it and is using it to his advantage, and our economic detriment. Here's the Global Temp chart - http://s.imwx.com/dru/2014/01/0818b95b-c905-47a0-bb8d-38583b5e8be1_366h.jpg Not sure how you can't see that the temp is about six-tenths of one degree Celsius above the 1951 - 1980 average, which is an arbitrary point-in-time anyway to set the "average", but it's been fluctuating around that level for the past 10 - 15 years - i.e., "Global Warming" seems to be more like "Global Temp Status Quo," dontchthink?
MaxDuPont January 24, 2014 at 02:10 PM
@DURJST and @KIR: Off topic, for sure. Each side can throw their favored talking points, doesn't change anything real. Besides, if you're just responding to the silly proud troll, and fall for that kind of nonsense, just realize that NJ is Christie's economy first. Enough said.
KeepItReal January 24, 2014 at 02:26 PM
Dearest Max, Measurable Data = Real. "Talking Points" <> Real. Who made you the mod, anyway?

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