West Long Branch has a population of 7,944. During the past three years, West Long Branch saw 418 arrests. For 2017, the West Long Branch's arrest rate totaled 161.13 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 49.1% makes West Long Branch lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 7 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of West Long Branch also totaled 121 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Allentown and Atlantic Highlands, West Long Branch is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, West Long Branch had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, West Long Branch averaged 7 violent crimes and 121 non-violent crimes.
The city of West Long Branch experienced 88 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 5 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 40, and the aggravated assault total was 43.