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How Does Crime in Ramsey Compare to Neighboring Towns?

NJ Spotlight has created an interactive map of 2011 crime rates in New Jersey.

How Does Crime in Ramsey Compare to Neighboring Towns?

NJ Spotlight has created an interactive map using the recently released 2011 Uniform Crime Report that plots the total crime rate per 1,000 people for seven index crimes (four violent -- murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault -- and three non-violent -- burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft).

Ramsey

According to NJSP Crime Reports, the borough's crime rate has been on an upswing since 2009. That year. there were 145 crimes committed in Ramsey. In 2011, there were 175.

Year

Total # of Ramsey Crimes

# of Violent Crimes

# of Nonviolent Crimes

2011

175

13

162

2010

166

10

156

2009

145

10

135

2008

233

13

220

2007

210

16

194

Surrounding Towns

Ramsey’s crime rate was higher than in many surrounding towns, but lower than in many municipalities across the state. Check out the interactive map to see how the crime rates in municipalities across the county and state compare to Ramsey’s. Here’s a comparison of a few nearby towns.

Town

2011 Crime Rate per 1,000

Ramsey

12.1

Mahwah

4.2

Upper Saddle River

5.6

Oakland

7.3

Franklin Lakes

8.4

Wyckoff

7.7

Allendale

8.9

Saddle River

7.9

New Jersey

Crime in New Jersey rose by 3 percent in 2011, with the increase attributed to a jump in non-violent crimes. Violent crimes decreased slightly. The number of burglaries across the state reached a high not seen since 2003. For more on the state Uniform Crime Report, click here.

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