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How Does Crime in Freehold Compare to Neighboring Towns?

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

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).

As required by statute, all law enforcement agencies in the state submit monthly and annual summary crime reports to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, under the NJ State Police.

Information about 2012 will be released in December 2013. 

Freehold Borough

Freehold Borough's total crime index saw a downturn from 324 in 2010 to 285 in 2011. Instances of violent crime fell substantially, from 49 in 2010 to 22 in 2011.

Robbery saw a 50 percent decrease from 18 in 2010 to nine in 2011. Aggravated assault fell from 27 in 2010 to 11 in 2011 

There were 76 burglaries reported in 2011, up from 48 in 2010. 

See pages 140-141 of the 2011 Uniform Crime Report for more details about Freehold Borough. 

Freehold Township

Freehold Township's total crime index rose to 1,130 in 2011, up from 1,110 in 2010. Violent crime remained flat, with 37 instances reported in both 2010 and 2011.

One murder was reported in 2011: two men were indicted in November in connection with the July 31, 2011 death of Michael Conway, 42, of Jackson Mills Road.

There were 12 robberies reported in 2011, down from 14 in 2010, and 19 instances of aggravated assault, up from 18 in 2010.

There were 124 burglaries reported in 2011, up from 97 in 2010.

For more information about Freehold Township's 2011 Uniform Crime Report, see pages 140-141 of the 2011 Uniform Crime Report

New Jersey

Crime in New Jersey rose by 3 percent in 2011, with the increase attributed to a 3 percent jump in non-violent crimes.

There were 27, 173 violent crimes reported in 2011, a decrease of less than one half of one percent compared to the violent crimes of 2010. Nationwide, violent crime decreased by 4 percent. 

The number of burglaries across the state jumped by 11 percent, to a high not seen since 2003. Read more about the state Uniform Crime Report.

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