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Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Towns In New Jersey To Live In

New Jersey is one of the safest states in the country. Overall, our crime rate is fairly low, but we do have some dangerous cities. Every state does, and I’m sure you won’t be shocked by many of the places on this list. Still, some may surprise you. Here are several of the most dangerous places to live, though we love them anyway. Please note that rankings are based on FBI crime statistics for the year 2013, the most recent year for which data is currently available.

Did any of these cities surprise you? I must admit, I never expected Asbury Park to make this list but crime statistics don’t lie. Though these towns may be more dangerous, they still have something to offer. Many have historical neighborhoods and popular shopping districts or are undergoing revitalization efforts. Don’t be scared away, just be aware of your surroundings.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.