Reported crimes in Rahway were up, barely, and in only a few categories gauged in the latest state Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which reports 2007 data. The biggest increase was within larceny — up 7 percent from 433 to 463 reported incidents — and the crime rate crept up from 25.8 to 26.7. Still, the rate is far lower than it was five and 10 years ago: check out some historical data.
Rahway’s overall crime rate (26.7) is the sixth highest in among the 21 Union County towns, but the biggest dropoff occurs after the top four (Elizabeth, Plainfield, Linden and Hillside), all of which are 37.1 and higher. The overall crime rate in Union County was essentially the same as 2006 (29.4) while 13 of the the county’s 21 towns saw some kind of increase in their numbers. The median rate within the county belonged to Clark (15.5).