RED BANK: VIOLENT CRIME DOWN, THEFT UP

AUTHORITIES_RB2Though violent crime declined, a jump in reported thefts boosted Red Bank’s crime rate through the first 11 months of 2013, according to data released last Friday by the New Jersey Attorney General.

The annual Uniform Crime Report data shows a 2.1 percent uptick in overall crime in the borough, largely on the basis of a 16.8 percent increase in larceny.

The number of violent incidents fell to 17, half the number in 2012, the report indicates.

Three rapes were reported, compared to two in 2012.

There were no homicides, following one in 2012, a fatal shooting on West Sunset Avenue in November of that year.

Ten burglaries were reported, double the number in the comparable 2012 period, according to the report.

Reports of robbery, assault and motor vehicle theft declined.

Overall, the number of reported crimes rose 2.1 percent, after a 10.1-percent decline in 2012.

Here’s the full report by town. Jump to page 354 for the Red Bank data: 122013_crimetrend

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