How Does Crime in Wall Compare to Neighboring Towns?
NJ Spotlight has created an interactive map of 2011 crime rates in New Jersey
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.
Neptune and Asbury Park had the highest crime rates per 1,000 residents in 2011 among nearby municipalities, with 72.1 victims per 1,000 residents in Neptune and 95.6 in Asbury Park.
Wall fared better than the majority of its neighbors, with only Howell (14.8 per 1,000) and Brielle (11.5 per 1,000) boasting a lower crime rate in 2011. The township's rate was on par with Brick's 19.2 per 1,000.
However, it was far below Spring Lake's rate of 34.7 per 1,000, Manasquan's rate of 37.5 per 1,000 or Belmar's rate of 51.3 per 1,000.
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.