NJ Spotlight has created an interactive map using the recently released 2011 Uniform Crime Report that plots the total crime rate per 1,000 people for seven index crimes (four violent -- murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault -- and three non-violent -- burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft).
As required by statute, all law enforcement agencies in the state submit monthly and annual summary crime reports to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, under the NJ State Police.
Information about 2012 will be released in December 2013.
Holmdel Township's total crime index remained flat, at 294. There were 33 burglaries reported in 2011, up from 27 in 2010.
The crime rate per 1,000 citizens is 17.5 percent, based on an estimated 2010 population of 16,773.
See pages 140-141 of the 2011 Uniform Crime Report for more details about Holmdel Township.
Hazlet Township's total crime index dropped to 274 in 2011, down from 316 in 2010.
There were 38 burglaries reported in 2011, up from 28 in 2010.
Larcenies (thefts) dropped to 221 in 2011, from 272 in 2010.
The crime rate per 1,000 citizen is 13.5 percent in 2001, based on a population of 20,334.
For more information about Hazlet Township's 2011 Uniform Crime Report, see pages 142-143 of the 2011 Uniform Crime Report, where you will find Hazlet listed as "Hazlet Boro."
Crime in New Jersey rose by 3 percent in 2011, with the increase attributed to a 3 percent jump in non-violent crimes.
There were 27, 173 violent crimes reported in 2011, a decrease of less than one half of one percent compared to the violent crimes of 2010. Nationwide, violent crime decreased by 4 percent.
The number of burglaries across the state jumped by 11 percent, to a high not seen since 2003. Read more about the state Uniform Crime Report.