The crime rate in Lakewood is below the national average for a town of Lakewood's size. It sounds like this is a big concern, I would like to point out that two of Lakewood's neighbors Brick and Toms River are both consistantly ranked as TOP 10 Safest towns in America by the Quinto Morgan organization that ranks towns annually. Perhaps they would be more appealing to you. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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You can learn all about the crimes (or lack there of) in the area right here on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Lakewood-New_Jersey/crime/
Hope this helps!
Ali, Community Manager
city. They have not mentioned the crime situation. Years ago it was a big resort area
There are other cities in Nj that I know are definate high crime cities but I never heard of lakewood being one of those. You could proberly look up the local papers like the Asbury Press and
get some idea what is going on