Belmar 85th highest in state, Lake Como 58th
Here is how we stack up in our own neighborhood.
Of course I have to be a little skeptical of their methodology when I see Sea Girt and Deal anywhere near this list, but obviously in Belmar’s case and in Lake Como’s case the numbers are heavily driven by fights among drunken people. I don’t feel unsafe in Belmar…my previous post notwithstanding…because I don’t hang around with drunken people. But arresting and prosecuting these people places a very large burden on our police, our first-aid and our courts. Add to that the expense of the occasional police brutality lawsuits and it’s definitely not good. It will become more not good with the acquisition of Lake Como’s problems, effective May 11, 2016.