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Reported Crimes in Manalapan Dropped 19% in 2013

Preliminary data from the Uniform Crime Report shows a decline in crime last year.

Reported crimes in Manalapan dropped by 19.1 percent last year, according to data released by State Police as part of the annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

The Uniform Crime Report tallies incidents of violent and nonviolent crime, including murder, rape, assault, burglary and larceny. In 2013, the New Jersey State Police began releasing preliminary data month by month. This preliminary 2013 Uniform Crime Report information is subject to verification and review before the NJSP releases its official annual report. 

According to the preliminary data, Manalapan reported 406 crimes in 2013--a 19.1 percent drop compared to 502 crimes reported in 2012.

Non-violent crime dropped from 353 in 2012 to 285 in 2013. There were 18 incidents of violent crime in 2013, down from 23 in the previous year.

Burglaries dropped in half in 2013 with 50 reported incidents, as compared to 98 in 2012. Robbery, which involves force, remained flat in 2013 with nine reported incidents.

Simple assaults dropped 18.3 percent with 103 incidents reported in 2013 as compared to 126 in 2012. Other assault reports fell 35.7 percent from 14 incidents in 2012 to nine in 2013.

Motor vehicle thefts increased slights from 20 in 2012 to 21 in 2013.
Sidney Alweis January 14, 2014 at 05:49 PM
Kudos to the Manalapan Police Dept and a more vigilant civilian population in this large decline in crime in our town.Working together, law enforcement and police can make a major impact on crime.
Geneen G January 15, 2014 at 07:21 AM
Well if the crime rate is so low, then I believe there is more time for the detectives to detect. Still waiting..its only been a year and a half. :-(
Jerry January 15, 2014 at 09:04 AM
If people would stop leaving their keys in their cars and the doors unlocked, burglaries would drop to zero.
Sanman January 15, 2014 at 10:43 PM
Since there seems to be a larger increase with the drug problem which is not shown, I cannot understand how all these other crimes can be on a decline

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