While I am unable to provide you opinions on crime and safety, I can certainly provide you a few sources where you read statistics on the 07740 and West End area. I will, however, offer this additional comment. The zip, 07740, covers a large geography. The data will provide averages from the larger geographic area. It's always a good idea to spend time in an area and chat with people from the neighborhood.
I just placed a contract into attorney review today (literally....just a few hours ago) for a condo in West End, and have been in and out of just about every complex in the area. Based upon your criteria for size, price, style and condition, I might be able to make some recommendations.
Here are a few sites that might have helpful data for you:
Good Luck. LMK if I can further help you.
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