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Matawan Sees Decrease in Violent Crime in February Over 2012

Crime statistics in released to the New Jersey State Police compared February 2013 to February 2012.

Matawan saw a slight decrease in violent crime in February of this year when compared to February 2012.

In February 2013, the New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit placed a link on its web site connecting 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. 

Data is compared to the same month of the previous year. Aberdeen's February numbers were not yet available.

CRIME FEBRUARY 2012 FEBRUARY 2013 Robbery 0 1    Strong Arm 0 1 Assault 3 0    Aggravated (Hands, Fists, Feet, etc.) 3 0 Simple Assault 0 3 Burglary 1 1    Forcible Entry 1 0    Unlawful Entry 0 1 Larceny - Theft 2 4 Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1    Autos 1 1 Total 7 10 Crime Index 7 7    Violent Crime 3 1    Nonviolent Crime 4 6

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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.

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