Reported Annual Crime In Westlake

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 peopleWestlake/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime379n/a (estimate)1,1722,7172,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestlake/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)40298394
Vehicle theft15n/a46.4173.7237.4
Property crime366n/a (estimate)1,1322,4192,362

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Westlake, OH. All reported Westlake, OH crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Westlake, OH overall crime rate is 57% lower than in comparison to the Ohio average; and is also 57% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Westlake, OH, the rate is 86% lower than compared to the Ohio average, and 90% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Westlake, OH comes in at 53% lower than to the average seen in Ohio, and 52% lower than the overall national average.
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The Westlake crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Westlake 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 Westlake 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 Westlake is 57% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.21 daily crimes that occur in Westlake.
  • Westlake is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Westlake you have a 1 in 86 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Westlake has decreased by 16%.

Compare Westlake, OH Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Westlake (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Westlake, OH on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Ohio. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Westlake, OH (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Ohio state wide, are 2.32 times less than the state average and 2.35 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Westlake, OH on a daily bases are 7.40 times less than than Ohio average and 9.80 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Westlake, OH are 2.14 times less than the daily state average and 2.09 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Westlake (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Westlake, OH area in comparison to other Ohio communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Westlake, OH being safer than 77% of cities in Ohio and 82% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Ohio cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Westlake, OH. In conclusion, Westlake, OH now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westlake

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westlake is 1 in 2487
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westlake is 1 in 89
The chance of being a victim of crime in Westlake is 1 in 86
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Westlake, OH? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Westlake, OH, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 2487. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 89 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Westlake, OH is 1 in 86.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Westlake, 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 Westlake, OH has decreased by 18% and the rate of property crime in Westlake, OH has decreased by 16%. The total crime rate in Westlake, OH has decreased by 16% year to year.

Westlake police department

Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7417,044558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.73.3

Sex offenders in Ohio

StateTotal offendersOhio /100KNational /100K
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
Broadview Heights, OH19,2575109114
Olmsted Falls, OH8,88934348382
Seven Hills, OH11,69726429454
North Ridgeville, OH31,83251417467
Richfield, OH3,65157461518
Avon Lake, OH23,22134520554
Brunswick, OH34,57860557617
Westlake, OH32,408401,1321,172

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Spring Valley, NY32,4154852,0582,543
Hopkinsville, KY32,4422492,9033,152
University Place, WA32,3422202,5732,792
Salisbury, MD32,3389715,3166,288
Lewiston, ID32,4841602,8553,016
Westlake, OH32,408401,1321,172
Source: The Westlake, 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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