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