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What Does State Report Say About Crime in Cinnaminson?

Violent crimes may have gotten people's attention, but overall crime was down in 2013, according to the state police's Uniform Crime Report.

Violent crimes may have gotten people's attention, but overall crime was down in 2013, according to the state police's Uniform Crime Report.
Violent crimes may have gotten people's attention, but overall crime was down in 2013, according to the state police's Uniform Crime Report.

Despite some attention-grabbing headlines this year, overall crime was down in Cinnaminson in 2013 compared to 2012.

According to the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) released by the state police Monday, the township experienced an 11.1 percent dip in offenses, with decreases in both violent and nonviolent crime. The numbers are still unofficial at this point.

While Cinnaminson did have two murders in 2013—two more than in 2012—crime was down in virtually every other category. There were 80 percent fewer aggravated assaults in 2013, 30 percent fewer simple assaults, and nearly 30 percent fewer burglaries.

The only other areas that saw increases were strong-arm robberies—eight incidents in 2013, compared to four in 2012—and assaults involving knives or “cutting instruments” (four in 2013, one in 2012).

Overall crime also decreased slightly in 2012—down 2.3 percent from 2011 (though violent crime increased by 44 percent).

Public Safety Director Mickey King did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment on the numbers.

Crime in Riverton stayed steady in 2013, with just a 3.4 percent increase from 2012, according to the UCR. Riverton also saw its first homicide in roughly 30 years last fall, when the body of a Youngstown, OH woman was found shot dead on a side street. That case remains under investigation.

The results were similar in Palmyra, which reported a 0.8 percent increase in overall crime.

Overall, the number of crimes committed in Burlington County dropped by nearly 17 percent in 2013, according to the UCR.

Among the more noteworthy numbers from the county report:

  • There were seven murders in the county in 2013, compared to just two in 2012, several of which occurred in the last few months of year.

  • Assaults involving a knife or cutting instrument dropped 44 percent.

  • The total number of burglaries in Burlington County dropped 21 percent.

  • Motor vehicle thefts went down 30 percent.
John January 07, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Pundit, who knows the truth about the numbers generated in these reports....A comparison would be the Market Value of the houses we pay taxes on, they go up and down like a yo yo and we are in the middle....So lets hope they are GOOD NUMBERS....
Sparkles Dani January 07, 2014 at 10:40 PM
If I remember correctly the home invasion from the summer was an "isolated" incident and the people responsible knew the woman. .. thought I heard that it was one of those. .. the victim brought it on themselves robberies. . Possibly drug related. I could be wrong of course.
Nicholas Patti January 08, 2014 at 08:58 PM
numbers are allways wrong to the exact, but numbers like these statics due equal truths, and that is thank you to the cinnamison police department, for a great job performance under high diversity in chaotic times of our economy . we work late hours and crazy ones at best trying to revive a family buisness in cinnaminson and can testify to the pro active roll the department is at night. there is truth in the numbers thanks cpd

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