OPRA: 2019 Homicide Records Show Escalated Murder Rate in Irvington Township

An Open Public Record Act request to The Essex County Prosecutor's Office for a list of homicide investigations for all municipalities in the county for 2019 was delivered to RLS Media.

The record shows an escalation in murders in Irvington Township and a considerable drop in homicides that were reported by the City of Newark. According to an OPRA report requested by our staff, in 2017 and 2018, there were no homicide investigations on file for Irvington Township.

Here are your itemized numbers:

2019 Newark-66 Irvington Township-9 Orange- 7 East Orange-3 Maplewood-2 Cedar Grove-1 Belleville-1 Caldwell-0 Bloomfield-0

Click HERE for official 2019 Open Public Records Act Essex County homicide report.

2018 Newark-79 East Orange-6 Caldwell-0 Bloomfield-1 Orange-5 Belleville-0 Montclair-3 W. Orange-1 Maplewood-1

2017 Newark-82 East Orange 10 Caldwell-1 Bloomfield-1 Orange-4 Belleville-1 Montclair-0 West Orange-0 Maplewood-4

Click HERE for the itemized list of homicide for 2017-2018 in Essex County.

RLS Media would like to thank our legal representative CJ Griffin, Esq of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. of Hackensack NJ.

Our staff would also like to thank the 'dedicated to transparency' men and women of The Essex County Prosecutor's Office for their continued assistance in keeping the public informed.