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Fort Lee, Palisades Park Among NJ's Safest Cities

SafeWise named Fort Lee among the safest towns in New Jersey.
SafeWise named Fort Lee among the safest towns in New Jersey. Photo Credit: Jerry DeMarco

FORT LEE, N.J. -- Fort Lee and Palisades Park were recognized as two of the 50 safest cities in New Jersey by the SafeWise report.

Fort Lee came in at number 46 on the list, and Palisades Park at 25. The report identified communities with a population of more than 10,000 people in 2013 and reported complete crime data to the FBI.

"Fort Lee is a quintessential all-American community that’s earning kudos for its crime fighting accomplishments," SafeWise said in its report.

"Recently, two Fort Lee police officers, Carlos Cabrera and Tom Keelen, received awards for their efforts in combating drunk driving. With officers like these keeping the street of Fort Lee safe, it’s easy to see why the community’s crime rate is notably low."

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.

"Palisades Park is a bustling community located in northeastern New Jersey," SafeWise said in its report. "The petite borough offers residents a vibrant housing market, quality schools, and easy access to New York City.

"Best of all, it’s a safe place. Ranking as the 31st safest city in New Jersey last year, Palisades Park moved up six places on this year’s list."

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