Crime in East Brunswick dropped by 18.8 percent last year, according to data released by State Police as part of the annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR).
Total crime reports in 2013—though the numbers are unofficial and not listed as verified—were down from 2012's total, with most categories seeing some kind of reduction.
East Brunswick's Crime Index Total dropped from 1,031 in 2012 to 837 in 2013. Non-violent crime dropped from 859 incidents in 2012 to 621 incidents in 2013.
Violent crime had a slight increase from 25 incidents in 2012 to 29 incidents in 2013.
Despite a rash of burglaries that hit the township in late 2013, the total number of burglaries declined from 124 in 2012 to 110 in 2013. Incidents of larceny dropped from 716 in 2012 to 495 last year.
Motor vehicle thefts dropped from 19 incidents in 2012 to 16 incidents last year. Robberies fell from 11 to 8 from 2012 to 2013.
The only category that saw an increase last year was simple assault, which saw a bump from 147 incidents in 2012 to 187 incidents last year.
East Brunswick's percentage of offenses cleared from the total number of crimes came in at 17.4 percent, which was ranked 18th overall among townships in Middlesex County.