The map plots the total crime rate per 1,000 people for seven index crimes (violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, and non-violent crimes are burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft) using data from the recently released 2011 Uniform Crime Report.
was 26.2 in 2011, slightly higher than Monmouth's 23.7 and the state's 24.7. Shrewsbury Borough fared worse, .
Eatontown had the highest crime rate per 1,000 residents in 2011 among nearby municipalities, with 40.4 victims per 1,000 residents. Red Bank was on par with Long Branch's rate of 26.2 and Tinton Fall's rate of 26.0 while being below West Long Branch's 32.1.
The crime rate per 1,000 was considerably lower in the nearby, smaller municipalities. Fair Haven registered a 2011 rate of 8.5, Oceanport 13.0 and Rumson 11.9.
As required by statute, all law enforcement agencies in the state submit monthly and annual summary crime reports to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, under the NJ State Police.
Information about 2012 will be released in December 2013.