Old Bridge Named 15th Safest Small City in America
Old Bridge Township has been named the 15th-Safest Small City in America according to a study conducted by Front Point home security. The study researched property crime data from the 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Reporting to determine the top 50 safest small cities in the country. Urbanized areas with populations between 50,000-75,000 were included in the analysis.
Cities were ranked by total property crime counts per capita, including burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft. Old Bridge ranked 15th, with 8.65 incidents of property crime per 1,000 residents. Overall, New Jersey was deemed the safest state in the US, containing 10 of the top 50 cities.
“This report is further evidence of why Old Bridge is such a wonderful place to live and do business,” noted Mayor Owen Henry. “Those of us who live here know it, but it’s always satisfying to have it validated by others.”
Old Bridge Township and its police department work with several community groups to further their outreach, including the Auxiliary Police Officer program in which volunteers assist police when necessary. In addition, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) consists of trained volunteers that provide services during emergencies.
“The safety of our residents is of utmost importance and these community groups, along with our Code Red Alert System, enhance the tremendous work of our police force in keeping our residents safe and secure,” noted Business Administrator Himanshu Shah.