Data: Borough Crime Rate Drops
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Incidence of crime in Midland Park decreased by 28 percent last year, with reports of violent crimes down by half, according to an annual report from the New Jersey State Police.
The 2011 NJ State Police Uniform Crime Report shows a total of 55 crimes reported in the borough, down from 77 in 2010, the majority of which were non-violent. The majority of crimes reported were larcenies (46), followed by burglaries (5). There were three incidences of violent crimes, two of which were robberies and one aggravated assault.
The borough's 2011 crime rate of 7.7 incidents per 1,000 residents is equal to neighbors Ridgewood and Wyckoff. In Wyckoff, there were 47 burglaries in 2011, while Ridgewood had 36 burglaries. In nearby Hawthorne, the crime rate jumped from 11.1 in 2010 to 15.9 in 2011, with six aggravated assaults, eight robberies, 65 burglaries and 208 larcenies.
The town with the highest 2011 crime statistics in Bergen County is Paramus, with a crime rate of 65.8. There were 22 robberies, 36 aggravated assaults, 89 burglaries, and 1,553 larcenies. Paterson's 2011 crime rate was lower at 42.6, however its violent crime rate was 10.2, compared to 2.3 violent crimes per 1,000 residents in Paramus. There were 725 robberies and 685 aggravated assaults reported in Paterson in 2011.
For more local crime statistics from the 2011 NJ State Police Uniform Crime Report, see NJ Spotlight's interactive map of data.