In 2021, the administration of Mayor Tony Vauss delivered the eighth (8th) straight year of historic reductions in the overall crime rate. Since the 2014 election of Mayor Vauss, the Township of Irvington’s overall crime was reduced by 51%, representing a reduction of approximately 6,000 potential crime victims during this period. In addition, the rate of violent crime was reduced by 72% between 2014 and 2021.
Through the outstanding efforts of Mayor Tony Vauss, Director of Public Safety Tracy Bowers and the unsung heroes and members of the Irvington Police, the Township has realized significant achievements in the area of Public Safety:
Crime History Highlights
The Crime History Highlights during the Vauss Administration are as follows:
|2016||Homicide Rate (4) represented the lowest since 1970|
|2019||Rape Rate lowest in history|
|2019||Auto Theft Rate (270) lowest in history|
|2020||Robbery Rate (109) lowest in history|
|2020||Total Index Crime (1,232) the lowest in history|
|2020||Violent Crime Rate (226) the lowest in history|
|2020||Non-Violent Crime Rate (1,006) the lowest in history|
|*2021||Aggravated Assault Rate (76) the lowest in history|
|*2021||Burglary Rate (58) the lowest in history|
|*2021||Theft Rate (439) the lowest in history|
|*2021||Total Index Crime (1,244) the second lowest in history|
|*2021||Violent Crime Rate (230) the second lowest in history|
|*2021||Non-Violent Crime Rate (1,014) the second lowest in history|
*2021 Crime Data through December 1, 2021
Significant of Crime Rate Information
While the crime rate numbers are dramatic and historic, Mayor Tony Vauss and the members of the Division of Police believe that “the true value of what is represented in the number of crimes is what they represent in terms of the quality of life for the people who live and work in the Township”.
In its simplest terms:
In closing, the reductions in the crime rate during the past eight (8) years also represents how the efforts of the Irvington Police has changed old perceptions about crime in Irvington and created a new reality about a safer Irvington and a Public Safety environment that supports greater opportunities for Irvington’s citizens created by a response and effective Mayor and Town Council.