The 5 Safest Jersey City, NJ Neighborhoods For 2024

The safest Jersey City neighborhoods are Liberty Park and The Waterfront for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Safest Neighborhoods In Jersey City
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Every city has safe neighborhoods and dangerous neighborhhods. We believe you should know which neighborhoods in Jersey City are the safest before you move.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Jersey City. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

What Jersey City neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list.

The Safest Neighborhoods In Jersey City For 2024

  1. Liberty Park
  2. The Waterfront
  3. Downtown
  4. Hackensack Riverfront
  5. Lincoln Park

Which neighborhood is the safest in Jersey City in 2024? That would be Liberty Park. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top , scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Jersey City neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous.

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Table Of Contents: Top 5 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 5 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Jersey City For 2024

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Population: 618
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 177
Property Crime Per 100k: 599
More on Liberty Park: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 14,428
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 177
Property Crime Per 100k: 599
More on The Waterfront: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 38,783
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 192
Property Crime Per 100k: 649
More on Downtown: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 3,876
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 437
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,475
More on Hackensack Riverfront: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 1,019
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 446
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,507
More on Lincoln Park: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Jersey City Hoods In 2024

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can look at the unbiased raw data. We choose data.

Instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we used Saturday Night Science to analyze the numbers from the FBI’s most recent crime report for every neighborhood in Jersey City.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhood’s property and violent crimes per capita. We used the following criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 11 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

Finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the “Safest City Neighborhood In Jersey City.” We’re lookin’ at you, Liberty Park.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our fourth time ranking the safest neighborhoods in Jersey City.

Skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city, from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Jersey City

Looking at the data, you can tell that Liberty Park is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

The safest neighborhoods in Jersey City are Liberty Park, The Waterfront, Downtown, Hackensack Riverfront, Lincoln Park, The Heights, West Side, Journal Square, McGinley Square, and Bergen-Lafayette.

But as most New Jersey residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

The most dangerous neighborhoods in Jersey City are Greenville, Bergen-Lafayette, McGinley Square, Journal Square, and West Side.

We ranked the neighborhoods from safest to most dangerous in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Jersey City For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Liberty Park 776
2 The Waterfront 776
3 Downtown 841
4 Hackensack Riverfront 1,912
5 Lincoln Park 1,953
6 The Heights 2,217
7 West Side 2,257
8 Journal Square 2,330
9 Mcginley Square 2,381
10 Bergen-Lafayette 2,455
11 Greenville 2,562
About Chris Kolmar

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