The rankings are made by the council combined data from the most recent FBI Crime Reports, population data, and their own research to create their rankings. The report was formally released on March 21, 2017.
Woolwich Township and the Borough of Swedesboro data is combined because of their shared police department.
The National Council for Home Safety and Security is a trade association comprised of home security professionals across the United States. The council advocates for safe communities and home safety with a strong focus on community involvement.