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Millburn Crime Up, Report States

The 2011 Uniform Crime Report shows an increase of approximately 217 criminal incidents in Millburn.

Millburn crime rose 217 incidents last year from the previous year, according to the 2011 Uniform Crime Report released on Friday.

The New Jersey State Police reported statewide criminal reports rose 3-percent from 2010 to 2011.

According to the report, Millburn crime increased from 526 in 2010 to 743 in 2011.

With 20,149 residents and approximately 58 officers in its police force, Millburn had 22 violent crimes which were split between 12 aggravated assaults, and 10 robberies.

The majority of its reported incidents were of a non-violent nature, 721, as the town had 635 reported thefts last year. Also reported were 60 burglaries, and 26 stolen vehicles.

Overall, there were 217,073 reported crimes in New Jersey in 2011.

Murder rose 2-percent from 2010 to 2011, from 372 reported incidents to 380. Rape reports rose from 985 to 991, and robberies had the biggest jump from 11,859 to 12,216, the report showed.

Aggravated assault dropped 3-percent from 13,958 reports to 13,586.

“The latest crime data shows a slight increase in the overall crime rate in New Jersey,” New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said in a statement. “Although the factors that influence crime trends are complex and interwoven, we remain committed to working harder and smarter to combat crime and protect New Jersey citizens during what remains a tough economic time for much of our state and our nation.”

According to the report, there was a crime committed once every 2 minutes and 25 seconds in 2011, and males accounted for 69-percent of the arrests made.

A full copy of the 2011 Crime Index Report can be found here.

Joel December 18, 2012 at 05:15 AM
The increase from 2010 to 2011 is very significant, way above the state average of 3%. It will be interesting to see how Millburn faired when the 2012 statistics are released.
Concerned December 19, 2012 at 04:36 PM
This comes as no surprise. As a 35 year resident of Millburn, I noticed several incidents of graffiti (still left untended) around Millburn this year, including right in the center of town. Ever hear of James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling's "broken windows theory"? It's these low-level signs of disorder which lowers home values and invites criminal predators by sending a signal that no one cares.

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