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Crime In New Jersey By The Numbers

Date: November 11, 2015

President Barack Obama visited New Jersey this week with the purpose of paying attention to the programs returning ex-cons to society.

A report released by NJ State Police last week showed that the rate of crime reduced almost 14.2 percent in the 9 months of this year as compared with the first 9 months of the previous year. The crimes in which the reduction is seen include homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

The rate of different crimes reduced from the year 2013 to the year 2014 except for rape crime, which showed an increase in the reports.

Camden was also visited by Gov. Chris Christie to discuss the decrease in violent crime.

At Rutgers University School of Law, Obama said, “There are people who have gone through tough times, they’ve made mistakes, but with a little bit of help, they can get on the right path. It’s not too late”.

Christie made a counterpoint in Camden, where the city dismissed its beleaguered police force 2 years back and the hold was given to a county-run department.

In a speech, Christie said, “Camden and the way you are working with your community is a symbol, a model for our country in the middle of a national discussion about how law enforcement should be done in America”.

Crime rate has reduced in New Jersey but it is still a severe issue in Camden and it is proven by an analysis that Camden is a dangerous place to live because of the number of offenders there.

News Source: www.NJ.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.