And now to explore Ocean County.

Crime has gone on a steady decline in New Jersey since 2016 but maybe the best way to keep that decline going is to be aware of where the highest-crime spots are in your county.

The more you know, the more prepared you can be.

In Ocean County, the town with the highest crime rate is Lakewood Township. There has been a 5.07 percent decline since 2015 which is a bit more than other townships!

For other townships' statistics, go to NJ.com.

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