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8/14/2015 - Historically Low Crime Rate Continues


Historically Low Crime Rate Continues

Pictured above are Acting Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri, Hamilton Police Chief James W. Collins and Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede speaking earlier this year about Hamilton's historic level of public safety.

After experiencing the lowest level of crime since 1977, Hamilton Township is continuing to see crime decrease in the first half of this year, when compared with the first half of 2014.


Newly available data collected by the New Jersey State Police, used to compile the Uniform Crime Report, indicates that Hamilton Township continues to witness a decrease in crime.


Compared with data between January through July of 2014, Hamilton Township has enjoyed a 15.5 percent decrease in crime between January through July of 2015.       


Over this period of comparison, crime fell in the areas of:

  • Burglary (Down 27.3 percent)
  • Robbery (Down 16.7 percent)
  • Larceny (Down 16.1 percent)
  • Simple Assault (Down 11.5 percent)
  • Automobile Theft (Down 6.1 percent)


"In addition to our community enjoying its lowest crime rate since 1977, we are pleased to see that overall crime has continued to decrease even further so far this year," says Mayor Kelly Yaede. "I want to commend our entire Hamilton Township Police Division for their dedication to keeping our community safe."