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Five towns in Hudson County were listed among the 101 safest cities in America by SafeHome.org.
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Five towns in Hudson County were listed among the 101 safest cities in America by SafeHome.org.

Five Hudson County towns in top 101 safest cities in America

A new study lists five Hudson County towns as among the top 101 safest cities in America.

While none made the top 10, North Bergen came in at 23, Bayonne 24, West New York 38, Union City, 82 and Hoboken, 90.

The list was issued by SafeHome.org Feb. 27, using 2018 FBI data from 13,366 law enforcement agencies of cities with populations of 50,000 or more.  Four categories of FBI  data included population of  53,790 or more; property crimes at 393 or less; violent crimes at 34 or less; and citizens-to-police-officer ratios of 463 to every cop.

Nationally, New Jersey led the country with 18 cities in the top 101, California was next with 17 cities, and Illinois had 1, mostly in the suburbs of Chicago.

SafeHome.org also released the 25 Safest Cities in New Jersey. The top five were Parsippany-Troy Hills, Middletown Township, Piscataway, Jackson Township, and Howell.