Major crime in Galloway Township fell slightly from 2012 to 2013, according to preliminary statistics released Monday as part of the Uniform Crime Report from the State of New Jersey.
The Uniform Crime Report tracks crime throughout New Jersey in seven categories, including murder, rape, robbery, assault, larceny, burglary and motor vehicle theft. Overall, Galloway Township saw a 12.2 percent decrease with a drop from 995 incidents in 2012 to 874 in 2013.
In the most statistically significant categories, Galloway saw a 17.6 percent decrease in larceny/theft (461 to 380), a 9.4 percent decrease in simple assault (234 to 212) and a 9.3 percent decrease in burglary (183 to 166).
Galloway Township saw two homicides in 2013 after none in 2012. The report indicates nine rapes in 2013, up from 5 in 2012.
Budget cuts in recent years led to a reduction of forces in the Galloway Township Police Department.