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Old 06-06-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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Me and two friends of mine (Both pretty standard 23 year olds) are looking to move into one of the three areas.

Is Jersey City heights basically the same thing as the part of Union City that's closest to Hoboken (as far as crime goes)?

I know Downtown JC (The part where 78 blocks it off from the rest of JC) is relatively crime free. We're three able-bodied males, but we still don't want to live in a bad area.

What's the least-risky areas in JC Heights and Union City? Is my assumption that virtually all downtown JC is safe correct?
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Westerly, RI
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Go here for detailed map of crime in JC including the Heights.
New Jersey by the Numbers - NJ.com

I live next door to UC. While I can't tell you what areas are safer than others (and there's no UC crime map that I know of), I can say that I find the southern part of the city near Washington Park, Hoboken and JC most pleasant - it's less dense, the park gives it some open space which the rest of the city sorely lacks, and you can walk to Hoboken (which you'd probably enjoy being near) and JC.

(It's hard to find a map of UC showing borders but here's a little one. I'm talking about the southern tip, roughly 1st - 8th streets.)
File:Census Bureau map of Union City, New Jersey.gif - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Downtown JC is IMO by far the best of the three areas you're considering. It costs considerably more to live there but there's a lot more to do too and more people to do it with. The Heights is second and UC is third although the area I mentioned is so close to the Heights that it may not matter.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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Union City is pretty much all a dump. JC is safest as stated in downtown area. However, it is the most expensive. With that being said, you are better off going to Hoboken or Queens/Brooklyn instead.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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Thank you so much for being helpful - those graphs were really interesting. Seems like the closer you get to the borders, the safer it is.

I heard in particular that "Ogden avenue" is crime-ridden, but that may not be the case. It doesn't look like it in the graphs.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Hudson County, NJ
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You'll be fine in the heights or union city (west hoboken/east) whatever you want to classify it as. I'm a 26 white male in that part of UC and have had no problems and I'm out at all hours of the night. I think I feel safer here than in JC heights, but if you're really worried about safety, just pretty much stay as east as you can in those areas.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Westerly, RI
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Thank you so much for being helpful - those graphs were really interesting. Seems like the closer you get to the borders, the safer it is.

I heard in particular that "Ogden avenue" is crime-ridden, but that may not be the case. It doesn't look like it in the graphs.
Did you notice the more detailed crime maps? You can see exactly what's going on on Ogden.
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