The Federal Bureau of Investigation released
data this week, which shows a nationwide increase of violent crimes and a
decrease of property crimes after compiling crime data from 18,000
jurisdictions in 50 states.
There is good news for Newark residents.
Newark Police reported 169 violent crimes to the FBI in 2012, which is a slight decrease from the 170 illegal acts of violence reported in 2011.
The city’s violent crime rate is 3.8 known offenses per 1,000 residents and a property crime rate of 30.4 known offenses per 1,000 people.
The number of property
crimes decreased to 1,349 incidents from 1,386 last year.
The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports
also included the number of police officers in the nation’s police departments.
Take a look at the map we’ve embedded to
see how many officers are patrolling the streets. Then compare them to nearby areas to
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