Crime In New Jersey On The Decline

TRENTON – It is shown by the newest crime count report released by state law enforcement that the crime rate in New Jersey is reducing.

In 2014, the number of crimes that were reported was 178,066 and all of them are mentioned in the most recent Uniform Crime Report.

It is found by the report that the crime rate in New Jersey reduced between 2013 and 2014. Data gathered for the previous year showed reduction as well.

The reduction in the crime rate was also seen in 20 of the state’s 21 counties. The only county where the crime rate increased is Salem County, the rise was minor. The sharpest reduction of 15% is seen in Hunterdon and Mercer Counties.

The method of calculating the crime rate is by keeping in mind the number of incidents per 1,000 residents.

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