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3 Violent Crimes Reported in Borough in 2011

No violent crime reported in the township last year.

The New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Report showed an increase of 0.3 percent in violent crime in Chatham Borough.

Overall crime in the Chathams fell by significant though not overwhelming amounts. The total crime index in Chatham Borough fell from 72 incidents in 2010 to 58 in 2011. In Chatham Township, overall crime fell from 46 incidents in 33 between 2010 and 2011.

Violent crime rose in the borough from no incidents reported in 2010 to three in 2011. According to the report, there was one incident of rape, one incident of robbery and one incident of aggravated assault.

There was an increase in car thefts in both towns in 2011 over 2010. The thefts were part of a regional trend in luxury car thefts in 2011.

Burglary fell from 2010 to 2011, as did reports of larceny in the borough and the township.

Overall crime rates are less than 10 percent in both the borough and the township, and violent crime is 0.3 percent in the borough.

Municipality Year Crime Index Total Violent Crime Non-violent Crome Crime rate per 1,000 Violent crime rate per 1,000 Nonviolent crime rate per 1,000 Violent Crime Nonviolent Crime Arson Murder Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Larceny Motor Vehicle Theft Chatham Borough 2010 72 0 72 8.0 0.0 8.0 0 0 0 0 14 57 1 0 2011 58 3 55 6.5 0.3 6.1 0 1 1 1 13 39 3 0 Chatham Township 2010 46 0 46 4.4 0.0 4.4 0.0 0 0 0 15 31 0 0 2011 33 0 33 3.2 0.0 3.2 0.0 0 0 0 6 25 2 0

The report also shows a three percent rise in overall crime statewide, mostly in nonviolent crime, throughout the state. Nonviolent crimes are classified as burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

Violent crime, which are classified as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, stayed the same statewide, according to New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa.

Chatham Resident December 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM
How does going from 0 to 3 get an increase of .3%. I assume the article should read an increase to .3 (per 1000) or an increase to .03%.
anonymous December 20, 2012 at 01:07 AM
I can't see the table because of a stupid map.

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