The FBI released new national crime data this week, showing that violent crimes was down 1.7% nationwide in 2022, and are now down to pre-pandemic levels. However, the good news doesn’t extend to New Jersey, where violent crime shot up by more than 10% last year.
The violent crimes category includes offenses including murder, non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, and robbery. The biggest dip national was specifically in the area of homicides, which were down 6.1%.
The violent crime rate in New Jersey in 2022 was 202.9 per 100,000 people, compared to a rate of 183.5 in 2021.