The New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Report showed the number of burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and aggravated assault cases in Washington Township to have increased between 2010 and 2011.
According to the report, released last week, violent crime in the township jumped with one more robbery case (no robberies were reported in 2010) in 2011 and three more aggravated assaults than in the prior year. The number of larcenies in Washington Township decreased slightly while the number of burglaries increased by 13 reported cases.
Washington Township's Crime Index Total increased from 94 in 2010 to 110 in 2011.
The information collected by state police is based on a 2010 estimated population of 18,533 people. Washington Township is classified as a "suburban" community by state police.
The following is a breakdown of Washington Township-specific information included in the report:Municipality Year Crime Index Total Violent Crime Non-violent Crime Crime rate per 1,000 Violent crime rate per 1,000 Nonviolent crime rate per 1,000 Washington Township 2010 94 7 87 5.1 0.4 4.7 2011 110 10 100 5.9 0.5 5.4
Violent Crime Nonviolent Crime Murder Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Larceny Motor Vehicle Theft Arson 2010 0 1 0 6 15 69 3 2 2011 0 0 1 9 28 66 6 1
*Information from the New Jersey State Police 2011 Uniform Crime Report.
The report also shows a three percent rise in overall crime, mostly in nonviolent crime, throughout the state. Nonviolent crimes are classified as burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.
Violent crimes, classified as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, stayed the same statewide, according to New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa.