Reported Annual Crime In Westwood

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestwood/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime79n/a (estimate)7061,8822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestwood/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.14.9
Rape0n/a0.015.338.6
Robbery0n/a0.0108.6101.9
Assault5n/a44.7127.4237.8
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)45255373
Burglary10n/a89.4312.1491.4
Theft63n/a563.21,182.91,775.4
Vehicle theft1n/a8.9131.5220.2
Property crime74n/a (estimate)6621,6272,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Westwood, NJ is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Westwood, NJ. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Westwood, NJ averages 62% lower than the rest of New Jersey while the rate of crime on a national scale is 75% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Westwood, NJ is 82% lower than the average rate of crime in New Jersey and 88% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 59% lower than the remainder of the state of New Jersey and 73% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Westwood, NJ area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Westwood is 75% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.93 daily crimes that occur in Westwood.
  • Westwood is safer than 89% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Westwood you have a 1 in 142 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Westwood has increased by 67%.

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Daily Crime In Westwood (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Westwood, NJ per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for New Jersey and on a national level. In Westwood, NJ the total number of daily crimes is 2.66 times less than the New Jersey average and 4.05 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Westwood, NJ is 5.71 times less than the New Jersey average and 8.34 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Westwood, NJ has a daily crime rate that is 2.46 times less than the New Jersey average and 3.76 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Westwood (higher is better)

How safe is Westwood, NJ compared to other cities in New Jersey and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Westwood, NJ is safer than 73% of the cities in New Jersey and 89% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in New Jersey and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Westwood, NJ. Overall, Westwood, NJ is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westwood

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westwood is 1 in 2238
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westwood is 1 in 152
The chance of being a victim of crime in Westwood is 1 in 142
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Westwood, NJ? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Westwood, NJ your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2238. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 152 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Westwood, NJ is 1 in 142.

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

A good indicator of whether Westwood, NJ 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 Westwood, NJ has not changed, while the property crime rate in Westwood, NJ has increased by 76% year over year. The number of total crimes in Westwood, NJ has increased by 67% year over year.

Westwood police department

ItemWestwoodNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2814,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.55.73.3
There are a total of 28 Westwood police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55.1% less than the New Jersey average and 22.3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in New Jersey

StateTotal offendersNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
New Jersey3,92447222
There are a total of 3,924 sex offenders in New Jersey. This yields a total of 47 sex offenders in New Jersey per 100,000 residents which is 79% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rockleigh, NJ508000
Harrington Park, NJ4,73642125167
Norwood, NJ5,7690188188
Park Ridge, NJ8,76311192203
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ4,12524239263
Westwood, NJ11,05645662706

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Robertsville, NJ11,055127807934
Lake Arbor, MD11,0524092,0732,482
Sierra Madre, CA11,060981,0421,140
Chelsea, AL11,0512351,4831,718
Robinson, TX11,0511981,0141,212
Westwood, NJ11,05645662706
Source: The Westwood, NJ 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.