Fair Lawn Burglaries Slowed Over Summer
The number of commercial burglaries plummeted over the summer, according to police department records.
Burglaries, which had been occurring at unprecedented rates earlier this year, slowed significantly over the summer.
Following a three-month rash of commercial burglaries this spring -- 24 non-residential break-ins occurred from March through May -- commercial burglaries have dropped off dramatically. There were only three over the summer, according to Uniform Crime Reports provided by the police department.
Residential break-ins, on the other hand, have remained mostly steady, with between two-and-five home burglaries registered during any given month since February.
On the year, burglaries — up 13 percent — and larcenies — up 16 percent — are elevated compared to last year, but total index crimes are almost exactly in line with 2011.
The police department's clearance rate is up slightly from last year.
For the first eight months of each year:
|Total Index Crimes||374||378||+1%|
|Total Clearance Rate||33.7%||37.8%|
Burglaries by month for the past seven months:
|February 2012||March 2012||April 2012||May 2012||June 2012||July 2012||August 2012|
For a full breakdown of the last six years of Fair Lawn's UCR data:
|Motor Vehicle Theft||15||16||16||13||13||9|
*2012 crime statistics are through August.