Lakewood Township, NJ Criminal and Public Records

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Lakewood Township Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 6th
  • Violent Crimes: 17th (97th per 100k)
  • Murder: 10th (44th per 100k)
  • Rape: 12th (114th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 21st (114th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 18th (78th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 24th (258th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 16th (187th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 23rd (262nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 28th (195th per 100k)
  • Arson: 11th (98th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 309th
  • Violent Crimes: 463rd (3,118th per 100k)
  • Murder: 74th (375th per 100k)
  • Rape: 178th (1,290th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 406th (3,152nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 269th (1,136th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 847th (5,909th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 488th (3,880th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 811th (5,713th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 470th (2,768th per 100k)
  • Arson: 114th (792nd per 100k)

In Ocean County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (5th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (8th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (20th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (17th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (20th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (10th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 99,262
  • Households: 24,256
  • Median Income: $40,983
  • Land Area: 24.681 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.398 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Lakewood Township, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 4
Rape 3 13
Agg. Assault 97 80
Robbery 65 73
Burglary 223 242
Vehicle Thefts 46 46
Arson 6 4

Violent Crimes in Lakewood Township, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 4
Rape 13
Aggravated Assault 80
Robbery 73

Property Crimes in Lakewood Township, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 242
Larceny 788
Motor Vehicle Theft 46
Arson 4

Murder in Lakewood Township, NJ

Year Murder
2006 4
2007 3
2008 3
2009 1
2010 4
2011 2
2012 2
2013 2
2014 2
2015 4

Property Crimes in Lakewood Township, NJ

Year Property Crimes
2006 1661
2007 1448
2008 1424
2009 0
2010 1048
2011 1073
2012 1103
2013 998
2014 1118
2015 1076

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Lakewood Township, NJ included 170 violent crimes and 1076 property crimes. The 170 violent crimes included: 4 murders, 80 aggravated assaults, 13 forcible rapes, and 73 robberies. The 1076 property crimes included: 46 motor vehicle thefts, 242 burglaries, 4 counts of arson, and 788 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Lakewood Township, NJ which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 23346 22879
Murder 349 363
Rape 2227 2392
Agg. Assault 11225 11414
Robbery 10498 9729
Property Crimes 154993 145701
Burglary 31710 27960
Larceny 111578 105963
Vehicle Thefts 11705 11778
Arson 0 0

Looking for information on a specific individual in Lakewood Township, NJ? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Lakewood Township or in the greater Lakewood Township, NJ metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

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Murder in the state of New Jersey

Year Murder
2006 428
2007 380
2008 376
2009 319
2010 371
2011 380
2012 388
2013 401
2014 349
2015 363

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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