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Long Branch Sees Crime Decrease in February Over 2012

Crime statistics in released to the New Jersey State Police compared February 2013 to February 2012.

Long Branch saw a 14.3 percent decrease in crime in February of this year when compared to February 2012.

In February 2013, the New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit placed a link on its web site connecting users to very recent and comparative crime data for municipalities and counties. The data is updated every week, or as often as municipalities provide fresh numbers. 

Data is compared to the same month of the previous year.

CRIME FEBRUARY 2012 FEBRUARY 2013 Rape 1 0 Robbery 1 2    Firearm 1 0    Strong Arm 0 2 Assault 10 5    Knife or Cutting Instrument 2 3    Other Dangerous Weapon 3 1    Aggravated (Hands, Fists, Feet, etc.) 5 1 Simple Assault 33 22 Burglary 7 11    Forcible Entry 3 5    Unlawful Entry 4 4    Attempted Forcible Entry 0 2 Larceny - Theft 31 28 Motor Vehicle Theft 1 4    Autos 1 3    Trucks and Buses 0 1 Total 84 72 Crime Index 51 50    Violent Crime 12 7    Nonviolent Crime 39 43

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Initially, this information is offered in the form of a PDF document, however, the UCR Unit members are developing an interactive web page format that will allow users to search for specific data.

The new data can be viewed at njsp.org/info/ucr_currentdata.html.

Taz April 01, 2013 at 08:44 PM
I guess the past public safety director was doing his job.
Thenews April 01, 2013 at 08:52 PM
How about an article on last night shooting in Long Branch and Asbury? So much for more local news

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