CRIME STATISTICS 2012 TO 2013 We recently were visited by the NJ State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit. They advised us that we reduced crime in Hazlet Township by 12.5% between 2012 and 2013.
They also noted we we had 22 reported burglaries in 2013, and we cleared 16 of them by arrests, which is a 72.7% clearance rate. According to the FBI, the clearance rate for burglaries nationwide is only about 10%.
A job well done to all our officers, with special recognition to Investigators Vincent Quinn, William Agar, Chris Acevedo, and Jerry Burgos.
We also want to thank our residents who act as our eyes and ears in their neighborhoods. Many of these crimes were solved as a result of alert residents calling us if they saw something that didn't look right. ______________________ The NJ State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit's annual report is posted online. Hazlet's report on crime trends can be read on Page 353.