The New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Report showed the number of violent crimes in Green Brook decreased between 2010 and 2011.
In most non-violent crime categories, reported cases seemed to remain the same or decrease in the township. However, the number of reported larcenies increased from 99 in 2010 to 120 in 2011.
Aggravated assault cases dropped from five to two in 2011. Overall, Green Brook's Crime Index Total increased from 140 to 155.
The information collected by state police is based on a 2010 estimated population of 7,203 people and a borough area of 4.6 square miles. Green Brook is classified as a "suburban" community by state police.
Read about Watchung's crime report here.
The following is a breakdown of Green Brook-specific information included in the report:Municipality Year Crime Index Total Violent Crime Non-violent Crime Crime rate per 1,000 Violent crime rate per 1,000 Nonviolent crime rate per 1,000 Watchung Borough 2010 140 7 133 19.4 1.0 18.5 2011 155 2 153 21.5 0.3 21.2
Violent Crime Nonviolent Crime Murder Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Larceny Motor Vehicle Theft Arson 2010 0 0 2 5 31 99 3 0 2011 0 0 0 2 31 120 2 0
*Information from the New Jersey State Police 2011 Uniform Crime Report.
The report also shows a three percent rise in overall crime, mostly in nonviolent crime, throughout the state. Nonviolent crimes are classified as burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.
Violent crimes, classified as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, stayed the same statewide, according to New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa.