Reported Annual Crime In Westerville

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWesterville/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime989n/a (estimate)2,5092,7172,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWesterville/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.15.3
Rape12n/a30.450.341.7
Robbery16n/a40.699.598.0
Assault16n/a40.6141.6248.9
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)112298394
Burglary77n/a195.3502.4430.4
Theft851n/a2,158.91,743.01,694.4
Vehicle theft17n/a43.1173.7237.4
Property crime945n/a (estimate)2,3972,4192,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Westerville, OH 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 Westerville, OH. 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 Westerville, OH averages 8% lower than the rest of Ohio while the rate of crime on a national scale is 9% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Westerville, OH is 62% lower than the average rate of crime in Ohio and 72% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 1% lower than the remainder of the state of Ohio and 1% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Westerville, OH area.
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The Westerville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Westerville as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Westerville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Westerville is 9% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.87 daily crimes that occur in Westerville.
  • Westerville is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Westerville you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Westerville has increased by 24%.

Compare Westerville, OH Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Westerville (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Westerville, OH per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Ohio as well as national figures. In Westerville, OH the total number of daily crimes is 1.08 times less than the Ohio average and 1.10 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Westerville, OH are 2.67 times less than the Ohio average and 3.53 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Westerville, OH has a daily crime rate that is 1.01 times less than the Ohio average and 1.01 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Westerville (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Westerville, OH in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Ohio as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Westerville, OH to other cities in the state and across the country, Westerville, OH is 40% safer than other cities of Ohio and 53% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Ohio cities and all around the United States, Westerville, OH has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Westerville, OH crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westerville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westerville is 1 in 896
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westerville is 1 in 42
The chance of being a victim of crime in Westerville is 1 in 40
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Westerville, OH? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Westerville, OH, you have a 1 in 896 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 42. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Westerville, OH is 1 in 40.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Westerville, OH is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Westerville, OH has increased by 138% and the rate of property crime in Westerville, OH has increased by 22%. The total crime rate in Westerville, OH has increased by 24% year to year.

Westerville police department

ItemWestervilleOhioNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8517,044558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.73.3
There are a total of 85 Westerville police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.1% less than the Ohio average and 28.7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Ohio

StateTotal offendersOhio /100KNational /100K
Ohio17,925156222
There are a total of 17,925 sex offenders in Ohio. This yields a total of 156 sex offenders in Ohio per 100,000 residents which is 30% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Beechwood Trails, OH2,99472585657
Minerva Park, OH1,29977629706
Etna, OH1,13089721809
Powell, OH12,43646791837
Grandview Heights, OH7,19197787884
New Albany, OH9,38437849886
Centerburg, OH1,7961108961,006
Westerville, OH38,0891122,3972,509

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Muskegon, MI38,0865975,3655,962
The Acreage, FL38,1033352,0612,396
Lake Oswego, OR38,065381,1501,188
Northglenn, CO38,1283853,5023,887
Wheeling, IL38,00899877976
Westerville, OH38,0891122,3972,509
Source: The Westerville, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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