Well for starters the source of that " high crime" report is questionable since there is no "Jacksonville sheriff's office". There is an Onslow county sheriff's office in Jacksonville. However your home is in Carteret county not Onslow.I'm very familiar with the area you live in and have never known it to have a crime problem. CH
They were probably driving through as you would think reports would come from the Cape Crateret PD. Drop by if you're in the area.