UCR Third Quarter 2018

Compared to the first three quarters of 2016, violent and property crime in the resort is down 47 percent, according to statistics released Tuesday from the Atlantic City Police Department.

ATLANTIC CITY — Compared to the first three quarters of 2017, violent and property crime in the resort is down by 36 percent and 35 percent, respectively, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Atlantic City Police Department.

All violent crimes, including homicide, rape, aggravated and simple assault, and robbery, as well as property crimes — motor vehicle theft, larceny and burglary — are down, according to the report.

Violent crimes have dropped by 44 percent compared to the same period in 2016, according to the report, while property crimes are down 48 percent.

“During the third quarter of 2018, Atlantic City has seen the opening of two new casinos and Stockton University,” Mayor Frank Gilliam said in a statement. “Crime is down in all areas of the city, showing that Public Safety’s crime prevention strategies are effective. I commend the Atlantic City Police Department for their hard work and dedication.”

The Police Department sends data monthly to the State Police for their Uniform Crime Reporting program, which compiles violent and property crime statistics that are then given to the FBI.

Contact: 609-272-7241 Mbilinski@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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