As the final page of 2023 turned, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé presented a mixed bag of progress and challenges for the city. While overall crime statistics show positive trends, the persistent issue of car thefts casts a shadow on the gains made elsewhere.
Newarkers can breathe a sigh of relief over significant decreases in violent crime. With an 8% drop in murders from 2022 to 2023, the city seems to be heading in the right direction. Furthermore, Fragé boasts a remarkable 81% homicide case closure rate, demonstrating the dedication of detectives in bringing. . .