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Ocean County’s Nonviolent and Violent Crime Rate

November 22, 2011

Every year, the State of New Jersey releases the Uniform Crime Report. The latest release of this report contains 233 pages and analyzes the crime that occured in 2010 in a number of categories and in a county by county display. In Ocean County, nonviolent crime increased by 8% while violent crime decreased by 1% from the previous year. For every 1,000 residents in Ocean County, 19.9 were victims of a nonviolent crime while 1.2 were victims of a violent crime. When compared to Monmouth County and Atlantic County, Ocean County had the lowest crime rates.

17,875 arrests were made in Ocean County with 1,758 of that total reflecting the number of juveniles that were arrested in 2010. There were 2,300 total burglaries with twice as many burglaries occuring in the daytime than at nighttime. Eight of the 215 robberies occured at a bank. A total of $14,788,168 in property was stolen from both residents and businesses with only $2,185,859 recovered. The remaining number of arrests include 8,881 larcenies or smaller thefts. There were 12 murders acounted for in 2010, an increase from the 5 in 2009. The number of reported rapes for 2010 was 32, a decrease compared to the 52 in 2009.

For more information about this report, you can visit the New Jersey State Police Website.


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