Monmouth County's overall and violent crime rate decreased between 2010 and 2011, according to data released with the state's 2011 Uniform Crime Report.
Countywide, the crime rate per 1,000 residents dropped from 24.2 in 2010 to 23.7 in 2011, and the violent crime rate fell from 2.0 per 1,000 to 1.8 per 1,000. The nonviolent crime rate also dipped, with 22.2 incidents per 1,000 in 2010 to 21.9 in 2011.
Monmouth also recorded declines in every recorded violent crime category. The overall incidents of crime was 15,237 in 2010 as compared to 14,957 in 2011.
Statistics found in greater Monmouth County that crime was on the wane from 2010 to 2011. However, the state saw overall .
The crime rate dropped in 2011 in Monmouth County despite some high-profile cases, such as Arthur E. Morgan III, father of 2-year-old Tierra Morgan-Glover, was indicted on first-degree murder charges after police found his 2-year-old daughter dead in Shark River Park late 2011.
As required by statute, all law enforcement agencies in the state submit monthly and annual summary crime reports to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, under the NJ State Police.
Information about 2012 will be released in December 2013.