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Burglaries Concentrated Along Fair Lawn's Western, Southern Border [Interactive Map]

The majority of burglaries in Fair Lawn last year occurred south and west of Route 208

Burglaries in Fair Lawn, , were confined largely to the area west and south of the Route 208 highway that effectively splits the borough in half, a Patch analysis has found.

More than three times the burglaries were committed to the southwest of Route 208 than to the northeast, with many concentrated along the southern, western and eastern borders of town.

Burglaries affected both commercial-heavy drags like Broadway, River Road and Saddle River Road, and residential areas, especially those homes on the west side of town located near bridges that cross the Passaic River into Paterson.

A relatively clean square of real estate in the borough's east end where few burglaries occurred last year (in relative terms, a safe zone) runs south from Fair Lawn Avenue to Morlot Avenue, and east from Plaza Road to Saddle River Road.

Of the 22 arrests made last year in cases involving burglaries, attempted burglaries or the possession of burglary tools, nearly 70 percent of those charged were from Fair Lawn (7 individuals) or Paterson (8 individuals). No more than one individual was arrested on a burglary-related charge from any other municipality.

For a better view of burglaries in town, see the embedded interactive map. Use the (+) and (-) buttons to zoom in and out. Each burglary is marked by a red circular data point. Clicking on each data point reveals the exact address of the burglary and the date it was committed.

MC61249 April 16, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Nice job on the Map!
Zak Koeske April 16, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Thanks, MC61249. I'm working on a couple others for the near future.
Mike Pena April 16, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Hi Zak you dont have last weeks?
Zak Koeske April 16, 2012 at 06:45 PM
No this is just for 2011. None of the 2012 burglaries are included on this map
Bruce Knuckle April 17, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Its so obvious that it is time for a change in the department. I'll bet, that the chief didn't have a map as great as this one. Great map, great information.
JDBlackhawk April 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Stop handcuffing the police when it comes to aprehending and arresting criminals. That would help. Stop allowing criminals with a rap sheet as long as your arm to be out on the streets within a week after their trial or on a technicality which some lawyer dug out of a law book (no offense to lawyers). My family is afraid to leave the house after the half-dozen house breakins within a few blocks of their house. recently. And stop blaming the police for criminals breaking the law! Criminals work at this 24/7, police are trying to raise families like everyone else and can't work 24/7 although they often have to. Remember the fine officers like Officer Maryanne Collura who gave her life trying to protect us all from a gun-running thug who I'm sure could have cared less about any politics in the police department when he mercilessly gunned her down
delgado April 20, 2012 at 12:15 AM
As the Republicans have pledged we need to cut, cut, cut,,,, just keep cutting.. The Bergen County Adminstartor and the Bergen County Deputy Chief of Staff will keep cutting.
Truestory April 21, 2012 at 06:49 PM
That's a damn shame all these robberies. Majority committed by crackheads and dopefiends who are on parole or probation while committing the burglary I'm sure. If they had to spend some real time in jail the first time maybe they would think twice... I heard the saying leave jailbon probation come back on a violation... True story smh!

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