According to statistics presented by HPD Chief Ken Ferrante, the Hoboken Crime Rate went down overall 12.1% in 2015.
Specifically, Hoboken saw an 8.8%-reduction in violent crime, while non-violent crime dropped 12.5% citywide. Highlights include a 39.3%-drop in robbery, 28.1%-drop in burglary and 19.1%-drop in auto theft. Compared to over 600 cars stolen in Hoboken per year back in the ’90s, last year saw only 38—down from 47 the year before.
Chief Ferrante took the time to give credit where credit is due:
— Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) January 11, 2016