Crime is down compared to January of last year in Colts Neck, according to the Uniform Crime Reporting Unit.
The New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit has just taken a significant step forward in reporting crime throughout the state. A link was placed on the public web site that connects users to very recent and comparative crime data for municipalities and counties. The data is updated every week, or as often as municipalities provide fresh numbers.
Six incidents were reported this January compared to in 2012, down 14.3 percent.
Reported violent crime is down to 0 this year from two in 2012. Non-violent crimes have increased from three to five incidents.
Three burglaries were reported in January, two were reported as forcible entry. One motor vehicle theft was reported that month.
Initially, this information is offered in the form of a PDF document, however, the UCR Unit members are developing an interactive web page format that will allow users to search for specific data.
The new data can be viewed at njsp.org/info/ucr_currentdata.html.