The city of Highlands, with a total population of 4,793, experienced 130 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 73.02 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 76.93% difference making Highlands lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 4 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Highlands also handled 31 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Allentown and Brielle, Highlands is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Highlands experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Highlands totaled 4 violent crimes and 31 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Highlands experienced 97 violent crimes. Of those, another 7 were for legacy rape, 9 were for robbery, and 81 were for aggravated assault.