The good news -- crime in New Jersey has continued on its steady decline since 2016 but unfortunately this issue is not something that will disappear overnight, or even at all.

It is important to be aware of where the highest-crime spots are in your county because the more you know, the more prepared you can be.

The town with the highest crime rate in Atlantic County is Somers Point. However, since 2015 there has been a whopping 30.58% decrease in crime since 2015 so we are definitely on the right track.

Check out a closer look at the statistic or the other crime-filled towns in surrounding counties at

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