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Paterson Murders Down 25% in 2013; Violent Crime Drops Slightly

February 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM

PATERSON, NJ - The city saw a slight dip in violent crime in 2013, and a somewhat more substantial drop in murders.

According to statistics provided to The Alternative Press by the Paterson Police Department, there were 1,513 violent crimes in the city last year, a decrease of 2.7 percent from the 1,555 violent crimes in Paterson in 2012.

There were 18 murders in Paterson in 2013. The year before, the city had 24 murder cases.

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Overall property crime saw an 11.4 percent drop in 2013, with burglaries and motor vehicle thefts showing the biggest decrease from 2012 to 2013.

 

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