Crime Rate Down Across South Jersey
CAMDEN – A report released by New Jersey State police showed that South Jersey was a safe place to live in the early years of 2018.
Efforts by law enforcement lead to a reduction in the crime rate. According to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, the engagement of the cops with the communities contributed to the decrease in the crime rate.
- 8% in Burlington County
- 3.6% in Gloucester County
- 16% in Camden County
The rate of theft crime also decreased by:
- 11.5% in Burlington County
- 17.6% in Gloucester County
- 5.2% in Camden County
Thirty-five-point-seven percent of violent crimes were reduced in Cumberland County and the rate of nonviolent crimes was reduced by 33%.
A Focus on Drugs
The issue of drug addiction is on focus, said the Gloucester County Prosecutor, Charles Fiore. He added that the focus is on assisting individuals who are a victim of drug addiction, so they can get rid of it.
According to him, the prosecutor’s office “continues to utilize an intelligence-driven approach to deter and disrupt crime, and when necessary, aggressively pursue and apprehend offenders.”
Twenty-one-point-eight percent homicide rate is reduced statewide and 18.8% nonviolent offenses were decreased.
- Sex crimes which reduced by 33%
- Gunpoint holdups decreased by 16%
In Burlington County, homicides were decreased by 42.9% while the rate is the same in Gloucester County.
News Source: https://www.courierpostonline.com/