Jul 29, 2014

Violent Crimes Drop in Green Brook in 2011

Reported larcenies increased.

Violent Crimes Drop in Green Brook in 2011

The New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Report showed the number of violent crimes in Green Brook decreased between 2010 and 2011.

In most non-violent crime categories, reported cases seemed to remain the same or decrease in the township. However, the number of reported larcenies increased from 99 in 2010 to 120 in 2011.

Aggravated assault cases dropped from five to two in 2011. Overall, Green Brook's Crime Index Total increased from 140 to 155.

The information collected by state police is based on a 2010 estimated population of 7,203 people and a borough area of 4.6 square miles. Green Brook is classified as a "suburban" community by state police.

Read about Watchung's crime report here.

The following is a breakdown of Green Brook-specific information included in the report:

MunicipalityYearCrime Index TotalViolent CrimeNon-violent CrimeCrime rate per 1,000Violent crime rate per 1,000Nonviolent crime rate per 1,000Watchung Borough2010140 7 133 19.4 1.0 18.52011155 2 153 21.5 0.3 21.2


Violent CrimeNonviolent Crime MurderRapeRobberyAggravated AssaultBurglaryLarcenyMotor Vehicle TheftArson20100 0 2 5 31 99 3 020110 0 0 2 31 120 2 0

*Information from the New Jersey State Police 2011 Uniform Crime Report.

The report also shows a three percent rise in overall crime, mostly in nonviolent crime, throughout the state. Nonviolent crimes are classified as burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

Violent crimes, classified as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, stayed the same statewide, according to New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa.

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