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NEW JERSEY
UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING
(January - June 1998/1999)  

 
   
   

Statistics presented here were gathered under the Uniform Crime Reporting Program of New Jersey and were submitted by the law enforcement agencies of the state. Attempts at comparison of resulting crime figures should not be made without first considering the individual crime factors that exist in each county.

The New Jersey Crime Index decreased 10 percent for the six-month period January through June 1999, compared with January through June 1998.

The violent crime category, which consists of Murder, Rape, Robbery and Aggravated Assault, decreased 9 percent, while the nonviolent crime group consisting of Burglary, Larceny-Theft and Motor Vehicle Theft decreased 10 percent.

Individual decreases in violent crime were recorded as follows: Murder, 10 percent; Rape, 11 percent; Robbery, 12 percent and Aggravated Assault, 7 percent.

In the nonviolent crime category decreases were recorded as follows: Burglary, 19 percent; Larceny-Theft, 9 percent and Motor Vehicle Theft, 3 percent.

Arson recorded a decrease of 7 percent. The number of Domestic Violence offenses increased by 1 percent, and the number of reported Bias Incident offenses decreased 8 percent.

Recorded below are the individual crime volumes and percent changes for this six-month period.


   
   

STATE OF NEW JERSEY - CRIME INDEX TRENDS
January - June Percent Change 1998/1999


   
   
Offenses known to police:
   
   
Index Offenses Jan. - June 1998 Jan. - June 1999 Percent Change
Murder 155 140 -10
Rape 787 699 -11
Robbery 7,386 6,502 -12
Aggravated Assault 9,215 8,553 -7
Burglary 26,595 21,492 -19
Larceny-Theft 82,090 74,868 -9
Motor Vehicle Theft 17,242 16,755 -3
Total Crime Index 143,470 129,009 -10
Violent Crime 17,543 15,894 -9
Nonviolent Crime 125,927 113,115 -10
Arson 1,050 979 -7
Domestic Violence 38,836 39,069 1
Bias Incidents 384 353 -8
   
             

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