Non-violent crimes have increased in Holmdel, compared to January of last year.
The New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit has just taken a significant step forward in reporting crime throughout the state.A link was placed on the public web site that connects users to very recent and comparative crime data for municipalities and counties. The data is updated every week, or as often as municipalities provide fresh numbers.
According to the statistics, non-violent crime is up 21 percent since last year. Overall, reported crimes are up 26 percent since January of 2012. Non-violent crime includes theft and larceny.
Reports of simple and aggravated assault are up from four reports to seven. Strong arm robbery is down since 2012, from one to zero.
Initially, this information is offered in the form of a PDF document, however, the UCR Unit members are developing an interactive web page format that will allow users to search for specific data.
The new data can be viewed at njsp.org/info/ucr_currentdata.html.