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Crime Was Down Across the Board in Brick in 2015

Brick Twp. Police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Brick Twp. Police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The number of crimes committed in Brick Township fell in virtually every category in 2015, according to FBI data released Monday.

The report, Crime in the United States, indicated that crime fell across the board, in every category except arson, which rose from five incidents in 2014 to seven in 2015.

Incidents of violent crime were down to 76 in 2015, less than the 89 incidents that were reported in 2014. Murders were reduced from one in 2014 to none in 2015, robberies fell sharply from 27 in 2014 to just nine in 2015. Likewise, burglaries fell from 202 to 144 between the two years, and aggravated assaults dropped modestly, from 59 to 55.


Property crime saw the most dramatic reduction between 2014 and 2015, falling from 1,169 to 930. Thefts fell from 941 to 770, and vehicle thefts were reduced from 26 to 14. Property crime has steadily declined over recent years, falling from a high of 1,382 in 2010. Police officials have attributed the drop in recent years to the reinstatement of the department’s Selective Enforcement Team, a specialized unit which includes undercover officers, anti-gang enforcement and highly-visible enforcement.

Mayor John Ducey recently announced that the department would be adding two new officers, bringing the total roster to 136.

This year’s data also shed new light on sexual assaults.

There were no forcible rapes in 2015, down from two in 2014, though the data showed there were 22 such incidents under a new data reporting structure, which takes into accounts rapes that were either attempted or occurred without the consent of one of the parties, even if it was not physically forced.

  • J W

    Based on the hysterics of some posters, you’d think this town was suffering some sort of crime wave driven by non-white invaders. Reality has a peculiar bias against the Klan crowd and their delusions. Somebody needs to tell that to Trump too.

    • Frank Rizzo

      The cops woke up finally and there was a change of command too….has nothing to do with the fine caliber of your people….

      • J W

        Or maybe it has to do with the poor calibre of your people, ya know, Bricktucky being mostly white and having far too many Italians with their natural-born penchant for crime.

    • ThatGuy

      Dude, get over it. Its not racist when its the truth.

      Its so funny when you cry racism, but ignore all the crime in your own community.

      The simple fact is only black people live such ghetto lives.

      Every other culture has overcome, just not blacks.

      Even the illegal Mexicans are chasing them out of Lakewood and Neptune.

      How come illegals that dont speak English are doing better then your typical black guy in the hood??

      Do you think its bc they have a work ethic and a desire to do better?

      Do you think its bc they dont get free Government handouts like the black community??

      What ever it is, its only ghetto black people that have no cultural values or desire to become better.

      Your average black person is awesome and works hard and goes to church, how bout you stop trying to include them with your angry rants.

      Middle class black people hate ni**ers too.

      Its idiots like you that try to defend thugs and drug dealers at the expense of hard working black folk that get lumped in with the hood trash.

      How bout you do something simple, like most white people do? Differentiate between the good people in your community and the bad people.

      Its that easy.

      But instead you defend drug dealers and losers and try to blame others and scream racism, which in turn makes you and your culture loose all credibility.

      Thats why people here laugh at you and dont take you seriously.

      Im just trying to help you not look like a angry racist moron.

      Help me help you

      • J W

        See, there’s that racist crap totally divorced from reality that the Trumpanzee crowd loves. I can tell you don’t know a single black person, other wise you’d know that the N-word is really frowned upon in all contexts. You are the angry racist moron here, and hate being called that so much you want to call everyone else who tells you off just the same. Childish and racist. Go burn a cross with Frank.

      • ThatGuy

        Frowned upon?? Dude are you even black?? N bombs are dropped all day every day by black people. Jesus man, just listen to the radio, they barely even bleep it anymore.

        Again, please stop being such a moron. If your going to reply back come correct.

        Its not racist that your a total moron and we all laugh at you. Low level intelligence exists in all colors, your just a black guy that got hit by the stupid stick.

      • NativeAmerican

        A black comedian called President Obama “his N –ger” right to Obamas face at the last White House correspondents dinner in Washington DC.

      • NativeAmerican
    • KaayC

      Maybe we are low crime BECAUSE of our demography.

  • NativeAmerican

    Why is this racist “J W” allowed to keep posting hate speech nonsense?

    • east coast resident

      let’s be real. JW has a right to post here as anyone else. He’s postings are much milder than some others.

  • Surfrider

    That is such a great thing crime going down here. Hopefully it stays that way, and we can eventually cut back on the police, as the taxpayers pocketbooks cannot afford this huge force we have. Taxes are way too high already, Did I say “cut back” ? Shame on me right?

  • KaayC

    Kudos to our PD for helping to keep a lid on crime.