Incidence & Issues

New Report Shows Morristown Crime, Accidents Down

MORRISTOWN, NJ – It looks as if the street of Morristown continue to grow safer each year, according to the latest annual report for 2019.

“Overall, traffic accidents were reduced by five percent. We will continue to partner with TransOptions and remain focused on pedestrian and bike safety by expanding existing programs,” Director of Public Safety Michael C. Corcoran Jr. said. “Crime in Morristown continued to decrease by close to seven percent and by more than sixty percent over a ten-year span.”

Morristown Police record all crimes that take place in accordance with the Uniform Crime Reporting standard established by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Each month, staff in the Police Records Unit record each crime and submit those preliminary numbers to the UCR. unit of the New Jersey State Police.

2019 ended with overall crime numbers continuing to decrease, a trend seen over the past several years.

It should be noted that until 2017, 2018, and 2019 numbers are officially adopted and published by that agency, they must remain as preliminary, officials said: