Reported Annual Crime In Westminster

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestminster/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime792n/a (estimate)4,2232,7722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestminster/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.64.9
Rape0n/a0.027.738.6
Robbery15n/a80.0164.2101.9
Assault45n/a239.9256.7237.8
Violent crime60n/a (estimate)320457373
Burglary76n/a405.2427.5491.4
Theft649n/a3,460.61,668.51,775.4
Vehicle theft7n/a37.3218.9220.2
Property crime732n/a (estimate)3,9032,3152,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Westminster, MD is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 52% higher than the average of crimes committed in Maryland. It is also 48% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Westminster, MD shows a crime rate that is 30% lower than the Maryland average. The crime rate is also 14% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Westminster, MD is shown to be 69% higher than the Maryland average and 57% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Westminster is 48% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.57 daily crimes that occur in Westminster.
  • Westminster is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Westminster you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Westminster has decreased by 5%.

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Compare Westminster, MD Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Westminster (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Westminster, MD on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Maryland. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Westminster, MD (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Maryland state wide, are 1.52 times more than the state average and 1.48 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Westminster, MD on a daily bases are 1.43 times less than than Maryland average and 1.16 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Westminster, MD are 1.69 times more than the daily state average and 1.57 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Westminster (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Westminster, MD compared to every other city in Maryland as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Westminster, MD ranks safer than 38% of every city located within Maryland along with 26% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Maryland and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Westminster, MD. As a result, Westminster, MD is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westminster

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westminster is 1 in 313
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westminster is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Westminster is 1 in 24
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Westminster, MD? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Westminster, MD you have a 1 in 313 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Westminster, MD.

Year Over Year Crime In Westminster (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Westminster, MD is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Westminster, MD has decreased by 32%, while the property crime rate in Westminster, MD has decreased by 2% year over year. The number of total crimes in Westminster, MD has decreased by 5% year over year.

Westminster police department

ItemWestminsterMarylandNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)535,343556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.33.3
There are a total of 53 Westminster police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.4% less than the Maryland average and 13.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Maryland

StateTotal offendersMaryland /100KNational /100K
Maryland8,157149222
There are a total of 8,157 sex offenders in Maryland. This yields a total of 149 sex offenders in Maryland per 100,000 residents which is 33% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Manchester, MD4,81021435456
Glen Rock, PA1,738109630739
Pennville, PA1,968119686805
Sykesville, MD4,4260925925
Taneytown, MD6,7381639321,095
Westminster, MD18,6563203,9034,223

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rosamond, CA18,6586373,9124,549
Mill Creek, WA18,6671082,0112,119
Conway, SC18,6455494,6615,211
Bourbonnais, IL18,6411351,4481,583
Ennis, TX18,6742753,3683,643
Westminster, MD18,6563203,9034,223
Source: The Westminster, MD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.