Hurricane Aftermath: Crime Takes a Holiday
Thursday, November 1, 2012 • 1:53pm
PATERSON, NJ - In the days after Hurricane Sandy, there have been reports of looting in cities like Atlantic City, Brooklyn and Philadelphia. But so far, things have been quiet in Paterson.
"The criminals have been extremely cooperative,'' said Police Director Glenn Brown, when asked about Paterson's crime situation.
Not only have there been no reports of looting, but other crimes seem to have taken a holiday as well. In the two days since the hurrcane left, there have been no reported shootings, armed robberies, or serious assaults, police said.
From Wednesday night into Thursday morining, police said there were two burglaries reported in Paterson. That's half as many as the average for last year.