NJ Spotlight has created an interactive map using the recently released 2011 Uniform Crime Report that plots the total crime rate per 1,000 people for seven index crimes (four violent — murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault — and three non-violent — burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft).
For a report on UCR data for Westwood, Hillsdale and Washington Township, click here. To view the statewide map, click here.
Across New Jersey
Crime in New Jersey rose by 3 percent in 2011, with the increase attributed to a jump in non-violent crimes. Violent crimes decreased slightly. The number of burglaries across the state reached a high not seen since 2003. For more on the state Uniform Crime Report, click here.