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A new study from Safewise lists Sparta and Vernon Township among the safest cities in the state. In fact, 62% of the safest cities in the Garden State are in North Jersey. Out of the 50 safest cities Sparta ranked 10th and Vernon Township ranked 39th.
New Jersey is pretty damn safe overall with it's violent crime rate being less that half that of the United States. Safewise created the ranking using 2016 FBI crime report statistics and population data. They evaluated the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes per 1,000 people in each city.