Report Shows Crime in Galloway Fell Slightly in 2013

The state releases preliminary Galloway Township data for 2013 in its Uniform Crime Report.

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.

See the full report for Galloway Township (and every municipality in the state).

galloway7757 January 10, 2014 at 05:50 PM
It is important to note that the UCR from the NJ State Police is not 100% accurate, it is only a guide. We also have to take into consideration of how many crimes are not reported by residents. I strongly believe that is the case in Galloway as there are a large number of residents (including myself) that have no faith in our police department.
VTPat January 10, 2014 at 08:50 PM
Galloway needs to continue to trim its Police Force. Any political hack that talks about hiring more cops needs his head examined and voted out of office.
L.ofgalloway January 12, 2014 at 10:11 AM
The last thing Galloway or any other nearby town does it trim it's police force. We are in the midst of a drug epidemic in Atlantic County. How about a wage freeze for municipal employees in stead of cost of living raises? And, quite frankly, do we need so many clerical positions in the age of computers?
tintonfallsretiree January 12, 2014 at 01:42 PM
Cutting the police department is not the answer. It is called having guts at the bargaining table with the PBA and refusing to give them salary raises for at least three years. That and refusing to let officers double dip from the township and the military. The GTPD can't be reduced any further, however they can be reformed.


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