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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 18%
Property crime 20%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestminster/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,719n/a (estimate)2,9612,8282,580
Murder2n/a2.24.45.0
Rape26n/a28.339.242.6
Robbery117n/a127.4137.386.2
Assault141n/a153.6266.5246.8
Violent crime286n/a (estimate)311447381
Burglary425n/a462.9416.2376.0
Theft1,739n/a1,893.91,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft269n/a293.0392.4228.9
Property crime2,433n/a (estimate)2,6502,3802,200

Key findings

  • Westminster crime rates are 15% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Westminster are 18% lower than the national average
  • In Westminster you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Westminster is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Westminster has decreased by 12%

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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Westminster crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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Compare Westminster, CA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Westminster (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Westminster, per 100,000 residents. In Westminster, the total number of daily crimes is 1.05 times more than the California average and 1.15 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Westminster are 1.44 times less than the California average and 1.22 times less than the national average. For property crime, Westminster has a daily crime rate that is 1.11 times more than the California average and 1.20 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Westminster (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Westminster in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Westminster safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Westminster being safer than 41% of cities in California and 31% of cities across the United States. 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. In conclusion, Westminster ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westminster

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westminster is 1 in 322
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westminster is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Westminster is 1 in 34
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Westminster? In Westminster, CA you have a 1 in 322 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 38 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Westminster.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Westminster, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Westminster has increased by 2%, the amount of property crime in Westminster has decreased by 14%, and the total amount of crime in Westminster has decreased by 12% year over 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
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Villa Park, CA5,9220965965
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331709071,077
      Cudahy, CA24,1063737751,149
      North Tustin, CA26,2081931,0281,221
      Yorba Linda, CA67,362641,1801,244
      Irvine, CA246,992561,2701,326
      La Habra Heights, CA5,4061111,2191,330
      Westminster, CA91,6353112,6502,961

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Boca Raton, FL91,7022052,3572,562
      Miami Beach, FL91,7849377,4768,413
      San Marcos, CA91,4792061,0731,278
      Redding, CA91,3206733,7294,402
      Lynn, MA92,0745951,4372,033
      Westminster, CA91,6353112,6502,961
      Source: The Westminster, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.