Newark Police Report Serious Crimes Down By Over 18%

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Newark – Newark Police saw a significant decrease in crime in 2017 with an overall 18.6% decrease in Part 1 Crimes, according to Lt. Fred Nelson. Nelson said that comparing the time period of January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 to the same time period in 2017, Robberies decreased by 24.4%, Burglaries decreased by 37.2%, and Thefts decreased by 17.7%.

In analyzing the department’s 10 year crime trend between 2007 and 2017, Part 1 Crimes are down 43.1%, with Robberies decreasing by 43.7%, Burglaries being down by 74.3%, and Thefts decreasing by 40.8%, according to Nelson.

“Due to the tireless efforts of our officers and the community, the City of Newark has once again experienced a decline in violent crime. The Newark Police Department will continue to foster our close relationship with the residents of the City to combat all crime and we anticipate this relationship will continue to lower violent crime in the future,” said Newark Police Chief Paul Tiernan.


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