Jersey City reports homicide rate trending downward

While officials are pleased with the drop in violent crimes, they stressed that there are two areas that still need improvement – robberies and aggravated assaults.

News 12 Staff

Dec 23, 2023, 11:08 PM

Updated 202 days ago

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Jersey City crime is trending down as 2023 comes to an end, according to the annual end of the year crime and public safety review.
The city saw 10 homicides this year. The Hudson County Prosecutor's office solved nine of them.
While officials are pleased with the drop in violent crimes, they stressed that there are two areas that still need improvement – robberies and aggravated assaults.
Jersey City Public Safety Director James Shea says that the city will implement new programs with the hope of keeping crime levels down. It was not immediately clear what those programs will be.


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