Reported Annual Crime In Westwego

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestwego/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime273n/a (estimate)3,1943,8932,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestwego/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a11.710.34.9
Rape1n/a11.736.938.6
Robbery3n/a35.1118.8101.9
Assault18n/a210.6373.7237.8
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)269540373
Burglary47n/a549.9759.0491.4
Theft191n/a2,234.72,385.81,775.4
Vehicle theft12n/a140.4208.6220.2
Property crime250n/a (estimate)2,9253,3532,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Westwego, LA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Westwego, LA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Westwego, LA is 18% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Louisiana, and when compared with the national average, is 12% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Westwego, LA has 50% lower than violent crime rate than Louisiana average, while remaining 28% lower than the national average. In property crime, Westwego, LA is 13% lower than the average of Louisiana and is 18% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Westwego is 12% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.75 daily crimes that occur in Westwego.
  • Westwego is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Westwego you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Westwego has not changed.

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Daily Crime In Westwego (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Westwego, LA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Louisiana. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Westwego, LA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Louisiana state wide, are 1.22 times less than the state average and 1.12 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Westwego, LA on a daily bases are 2.01 times less than than Louisiana average and 1.38 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Westwego, LA are 1.15 times less than the daily state average and 1.18 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Westwego (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Westwego, LA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Louisiana as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Westwego, LA to other cities in the state and across the country, Westwego, LA is 59% safer than other cities of Louisiana and 36% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Louisiana cities and all around the United States, Westwego, LA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Westwego, LA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westwego

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westwego is 1 in 372
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westwego is 1 in 35
The chance of being a victim of crime in Westwego is 1 in 32
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Westwego, LA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Westwego, LA you have a 1 in 372 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 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Westwego, LA.

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

Determining whether Westwego, LA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Westwego, LA has decreased by 40% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 7% year over year. Total crimes for Westwego, LA has not changed in the same time frame.

Westwego police department

ItemWestwegoLouisianaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)407,311556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.74.23.3
There are a total of 40 Westwego police officers. This results in 4.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.2% greater than the Louisiana average and 42.6% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Louisiana

StateTotal offendersLouisiana /100KNational /100K
Louisiana11,025243222
There are a total of 11,025 sex offenders in Louisiana. This yields a total of 243 sex offenders in Louisiana per 100,000 residents which is 9% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lafourche Crossing, LA2,3011549551,109
Ama, LA1,3621589801,138
Harahan, LA9,3241181,0811,198
Boutte, LA2,4361771,1011,278
Elmwood, LA4,7582001,2391,438
Westwego, LA8,5312692,9253,194

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Riverdale, UT8,5321856,5266,711
Fair Oaks, GA8,5334583,6634,121
Marathon, FL8,5291901,1601,350
Franklin, VA8,5343895,3835,772
Chillicothe, MO8,5284521,7862,237
Westwego, LA8,5312692,9253,194
Source: The Westwego, LA 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.