How Does Crime in Teaneck Compare to Neighboring Towns?

Check out an interactive map of 2011 crime rates in New Jersey.

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).

. 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.

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Diane Schwarz December 26, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I don't know what's "interactive" about the map. The statistics don't disappear so you can see behind it, the towns don't ID themselves when you click on them! However, Teaneck has done quite well this year, improving on all statistics (maybe because of the increase in police?) and is smack in the middle as far as Bergen County Towns. But of course that massacre in Conn. was in a "green" town!
Noah Cohen December 26, 2012 at 04:02 PM
The map is at the linked text. Click on the blue words "interactive map" to see it. Here's the direct link: http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/12/12/20/crime-in-new-jersey/
John Santaella December 26, 2012 at 05:32 PM
The increase in police may or may not have an impact on crime. I'd like to see a demographic image in terms of population age in Teaneck for both years. It is known that criminals age out of crime as they mature.
shimon baum January 04, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Not sure what the town being green has to do with anything.


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