Further resolve, if the elected officials are not pro-active or if they do not communicate with their voters, one would have to question safety. With that in mind, i must say Irvington, NJ is affordable.
Here is a link to city data about Irvington where you might find some helpful information about the area including crime and real estate statistics:
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