Report: Crime is down in New Jersey

TRENTON - Crime is down in New Jersey, according to a report from the state attorney general's office.

The Uniform Crime Report says the state's crime rate dropped 9 percent from 2008 to 2009. Most cities saw a drop in crime, including Clifton and Paterson. Urban areas typically account for a third of the state's reported crimes.

Crime numbers were not down everywhere in the state, however. The city of Trenton had 145 more offenses in 2009 than in 2008, an increase of about 4 percent.

A spokesperson for Trenton Mayor Tony Mack says police have identified troubled parts of the city and will redeploy officers.

2009 Uniform Crime Report

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