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Data Shows A Drop In Crime Rate In New Jersey In 2014


TRENTON – Official statistics released on Friday showed that the rate of violent crime reduced 10 percent in New Jersey in one year, from 2013 to 2014.

The rate of violent crimes was 25,452 in the year 2013 which reduced to 23,004 in the year 2014, as shown by the state’s Uniform Crime Report. The 200-page report showed that the crime rate reduced 8 percent in one year. Sex crime is the only category of crime with high rate, as it requires more comprehensive reporting.

“New Jersey Crime Clock” showed that every 2 minutes and 54 second, a crime occurs in New Jersey.

Violent crime data for the previous year continued to decrease and the number of crimes reported was 22,631, but the rate of murder crime was increased. In the year 2013, 401 murders were reported which reduced to 354 in the following year and 357 in the year 2015.

It was written in a statement released by Lougy, “While crime rates can be influenced by any number of variables, there is no question that an important part of the equation is the skill and dedication of the men and women of our law enforcement community”.

Over the past decade, the overall crime rate in New Jersey has reduced and persisted in the state’s six major cities:

  • Newark
  • Elizabeth
  • Jersey City
  • Paterson
  • Trenton
  • Camden

Data showed that the crime rate started reducing in the year 2014 and the total number of crimes reported was 9,436. In the year 2013, the crime rate was 11,084. Cases of attacks on cops also reduced as 1,794 cops were assaulted in 2014 which is a reduction of 17% from the number in 2013.

News Source: https://www.nj.com/

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