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Crime Falls Considerably in Glen Rock

Violent crime non-existent in 2011; burglaries rise.

Overall crime in Glen Rock reached its lowest level in several years, according to recently released state police data. 

The 71 overall incidents reported in 2011 was down from 107 in 2010, the state Uniform Crime Report showed. It's the lowest recorded figure since 2007, where 62 incidents were documented.

The data, compiled and reported by the NJ State Police, tracked reports of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft, known as "index crimes."

Glen Rock residents will be pleased to know violent crime was non-existent in 2011. There were five incidents in 2010, three aggravated assaults and two robberies.

Non-violent crime also fell in Glen Rock over the previous year from 102 incidents to 71.

Countywide, the report showed Bergen County saw an increase in burglary last year. The trend held in Glen Rock, which saw five more burglaries (14) over 2010. 

Larceny declined significantly, however, plumetting from 93 to 54 in 2011. There were no arsons reported last year and one in 2010.

Overall crime per 1,000 persons fell from 8.9 to 7.7. It also bucked the trend across New Jersey.

There were 217,073 reported crimes in New Jersey in 2011. . 

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 arrests.

J.C. Lee December 19, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Considering all of the bad news around us lately it is nice to see something positive, but lets no forget that even with lower crime rates there is a real victim behind every number. Will crime numbers go up and down, this is still good news to end the year with. I guess that fact that every other arrest in the police blotter seems to be someone with heroin or a shoplifter at Food Basics shows that our police seem to be finding wouldbe criminals before they get too far into The Rock! Merry Christmas all and best wishes for a Happy New Year.
Marc D December 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM
I agree with J.C.'s comment. While a reduction in crime is great news, the fact that overall crime per 1,000 persons fell from 8.9 to 7.7 based on Glen Rock's population of just under 12,000 means that there were about 90 victims in 2011. These are real people, our friend's and neighbors, not just numbers. There are no crime free communities in this world, least of all Glen Rock. We are lucky in many respects, but lets not be filled with a false sense of security. My family was the victim of a very serious crime many years ago and it will stay with us for the rest of our lives. The response from the GRPD and the County Prosecutors Office was first rate. Their dedication to the community and compasion for crime victims is to the higest degree. Here is to a safe and happy New Year for all.

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