Little Falls Ranks Among Top 100 Safest Cities in New Jersey

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Little Falls ranks in the top 100 safest cities in New Jersey, according to a new report published by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a trade association of security professionals that advocates for safe communities and home safety.

Mayor James B. Damiano said "Little Falls is up and coming and certainly a town to watch. The Township has managed to maintain its small town feel, while simultaneously promoting its thriving small businesses, whether it be an eatery, or small shop. But what really makes Little Falls a great place to live is that feeling of security you have in town, from the EMS and Fire Personnel, to our incredible Police Department."

"Under the direction of Police Chief Steven Post, the Little Falls Police Department has implemented numerous improved policies and has recently received its accreditation, which speaks volumes about the character of the Department." Damiano added.

"The Department has also instituted a full time traffic officer, with the intent of adding a second, who continuously monitors the roadways and performs traffic studies to ensure the safety of motorists, while allowing our patrol division to continuously monitor the safety of the town. The Police Department has proven to be effective in policing, while simultaneously proving a caring and compassionate response when necessary."

"I am thrilled that the Township has received this recognition and credit the incredible officers that are the Little Falls Police Department for all of their hard work." Damiano concluded.

New Jersey State Statistics:

  • New Jersey is the third safest state for property crime (where 1st = lowest crime).
  • The state has a violent crime rate that is less than half the national average (0.45 ratio) with 1.56 crimes per 1,000 against the national average of 3.47
  • Compared to national averages, New Jersey's property crime levels are also very low at a ratio of 0.34 based upon 13.79 crimes per 1,000, which compares to the national average of 40.43.

Little Falls placed 78 on the list of safest cities in New Jersey.