Reported Annual Crime In Westfield

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestfield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime643n/a (estimate)1,5421,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestfield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.05.3
Rape17n/a40.831.240.4
Robbery10n/a24.078.8102.8
Assault66n/a158.3265.0248.5
Violent crime93n/a (estimate)223377386
Burglary116n/a278.2281.8468.9
Theft414n/a992.81,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft20n/a48.0118.3236.9
Property crime550n/a (estimate)1,3191,5612,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Westfield, MA 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 Westfield, MA. 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 Westfield, MA averages 20% lower than the rest of Massachusetts while the rate of crime on a national scale is 46% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Westfield, MA is 41% lower than the average rate of crime in Massachusetts and 42% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 16% lower than the remainder of the state of Massachusetts and 46% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Westfield, MA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Westfield is 46% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.22 daily crimes that occur in Westfield.
  • Westfield is safer than 56% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Westfield you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Westfield has decreased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Westfield (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Westfield, MA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Massachusetts. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Westfield, MA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Massachusetts state wide, are 1.26 times less than the state average and 1.84 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Westfield, MA on a daily bases are 1.69 times less than than Massachusetts average and 1.73 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Westfield, MA are 1.18 times less than the daily state average and 1.86 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Westfield (higher is better)

How safe is Westfield, MA compared to other cities in Massachusetts and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Westfield, MA is safer than 45% of the cities in Massachusetts and 56% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Massachusetts and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Westfield, MA. Overall, Westfield, MA is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westfield

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westfield is 1 in 449
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westfield is 1 in 76
The chance of being a victim of crime in Westfield is 1 in 65
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Westfield, MA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Westfield, MA, then there is a 1 in 449 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 76. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 65 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Westfield, MA.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Westfield, MA 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 Westfield, MA has increased by 16% and the rate of property crime in Westfield, MA has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Westfield, MA has decreased by 3% year to year.

Westfield police department

ItemWestfieldMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8611,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.23.3
There are a total of 86 Westfield police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.8% less than the Massachusetts average and 36.2% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Massachusetts

StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Massachusetts3,87661222
There are a total of 3,876 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 61 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
North Granby, CT1,47160478538
Suffield Depot, CT1,53475599674
Salmon Brook, CT2,56891727818
Granby, MA1,475110769878
Longmeadow, MA15,83769888957
Easthampton Town, MA16,0423121,0421,354
Windsor Locks, CT12,537961,5311,626
Westfield, MA41,4862231,3191,542

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Findlay, OH41,4123442,9573,301
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Westfield, MA41,4862231,3191,542
Source: The Westfield, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.