The city of Hightstown, with a total population of 5,522, experienced 160 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 81.49 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 74.26% difference making Hightstown lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 5 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Hightstown also handled 40 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Pennington and Princeton, Hightstown is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Hightstown experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Hightstown totaled 5 violent crimes and 40 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Hightstown experienced 94 violent crimes. Of those, 1 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 4 were for revised rape, another 9 were for legacy rape, 31 were for robbery, and 49 were for aggravated assault.