Fulop, Shea tout historic low in Jersey City homicides and bash bail reform for spike other crimes

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Jersey City is on pace for a historic all-time low number of 12 homicides, but Mayor Steve Fulop also acknowledged a significant increase in other crimes in 2022. The mayor and Public Safety Director James Shea touted the drop in gun-related felonies at a news conference at City Hall Tuesday that publicly revealed for the first time statistics for the full spectrum of crimes. “We are on target for the lowest number of homicides since records have been kept in Jersey City,” Fulop said. “(The 12 homicides) is a very different trend than you see in cities across the country and we are very proud …

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