Watchung has a population of 6,010. During the past three years, Watchung saw 1,149 arrests. For 2017, the Watchung's arrest rate totaled 610.65 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 92.91% makes Watchung higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 1 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Watchung also totaled 366 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Bernardsville and Bound Brook, Watchung is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Watchung had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Watchung averaged 1 violent crimes and 366 non-violent crimes.
The city of Watchung experienced 48 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 4 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 29, and the aggravated assault total was 15.