February 27, 2015 | Number of The Day
Overall drop in crime rate in New Jersey in 2014

With the exception of rape, all crimes in New Jersey saw a rate drop in 2014, according to the state’s Uniformed Crime Reporting unit.

Murders were down 14.5 percent to 343; robberies dropped 15.4 percent to 10,230; assaults were down 9.7 percent to 10,912; burglaries were off 13.6 percent to 30,913; thefts were down 8.2 percent to 108,338; and motor vehicle thefts dropped 16.5 percent to 11,442.

The only exception to this trend was rape. Reported rapes were up 6.3 percent to 879 and attempted rapes were up 23.4 percent to 58.