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May 1, 2017

The average 24 hours in New Jersey are pretty busy, and this goes for criminals as well as for law-abiding citizens. According to the just-released 2015 Uniform Crime Results, one murder was committed for every round-the-clock crime cycle in the Garden State in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. There were four rapes, 27 robberies, and 31 aggravated assaults in the same period, as well as 76 burglaries, 291 larcenies, and 32 vehicle thefts.

The report indicates that the crime rate for the state, 19 individuals for every 1,000 permanent residents, was down 5 percent compared with 2014.

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