Ocean City Named Safest City in New Jersey

Date: August 30, 2019
 
 
 
In a new analysis of more than 2,900 cities nationwide, Ocean City was named the safest city in New Jersey.
 
"Ocean City is our pick for New Jersey’s safest city, scoring a sky high 1.35 on our Safety Index," the study's sponsor, BackgroundChecks.org, announced this week. "The seaside resort community recorded just 12 violent crimes in 2017 for a low 1.13 per 1,000 inhabitants."
 
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"The Garden State boasts an excellent safety record, recording the 6th lowest property crime rate along with the 8th lowest violent crime rate in the United States," according to the study. "Unsurprisingly, dozens of individual New Jersey cities fared very well on our Safety Index, which factors in FBI crime statistics and law enforcement data to determine the safety of a given community." 
 
Ocean City Mayor Jay A. Gillian said he's grateful that Chief Jay Prettyman and his entire Ocean City Police Department team are so committed to public safety and protecting all of Ocean City's residents and visitors.