Reported Annual Crime In Westminster

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestminster/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,106n/a (estimate)3,3812,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestminster/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a4.44.65.3
Rape23n/a25.037.241.7
Robbery132n/a143.7143.298.0
Assault122n/a132.8264.2248.9
Violent crime281n/a (estimate)306449383
Burglary443n/a482.2446.9430.4
Theft1,987n/a2,163.01,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft395n/a430.0425.9237.4
Property crime2,825n/a (estimate)3,0752,4972,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Westminster, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Westminster, CA, 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 Westminster, CA is 15% higher than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 23% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Westminster, CA has 32% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 20% lower than the national average. In property crime, Westminster, CA is 23% higher than the average of California and is 30% higher than the national average.
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Westminster crime map

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The Westminster crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Westminster as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Westminster crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Westminster is 23% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.26 daily crimes that occur in Westminster.
  • Westminster is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Westminster you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Westminster has decreased by 4%.

Compare Westminster, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Westminster (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Westminster, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In Westminster, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.15 times more than the California average and 1.23 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Westminster, CA are 1.47 times less than the California average and 1.25 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Westminster, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.23 times more than the California average and 1.30 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Westminster (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Westminster, CA area in comparison to other California communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Westminster, CA being safer than 39% of cities in California and 30% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Westminster, CA. In conclusion, Westminster, CA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westminster

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westminster is 1 in 327
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westminster is 1 in 33
The chance of being a victim of crime in Westminster is 1 in 30
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Westminster, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Westminster, CA you have a 1 in 327 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 33 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Westminster, CA.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Westminster, CA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Westminster, CA has decreased by 6%, the amount of property crime in Westminster, CA has decreased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Westminster, CA has decreased by 4% year to year.

Westminster police department

ItemWestminsterCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12151,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
There are a total of 121 Westminster police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.6% less than the California average and 59.5% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Yorba Linda, CA67,362651,0361,102
Rossmoor, CA10,9331719511,122
Cudahy, CA24,1063068861,193
North Tustin, CA26,2081941,0791,273
Villa Park, CA5,922341,2471,281
Irvine, CA246,992611,3161,378
Cypress, CA48,9781411,4801,620
Westminster, CA91,6353063,0753,381

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Boca Raton, FL91,7022272,5522,780
Miami Beach, FL91,7849558,1969,151
San Marcos, CA91,4792001,1681,368
Redding, CA91,3207104,1694,879
Lynn, MA92,0747151,7512,466
Westminster, CA91,6353063,0753,381
Source: The Westminster, CA 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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