Annual Crime In Westminster (2018)

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.
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 peopleWestminster/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,987n/a (estimate)3,5053,0692,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestminster/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder8n/a7.03.75.0
Rape46n/a40.471.542.6
Robbery80n/a70.366.786.2
Assault184n/a161.8255.4246.8
Violent crime318n/a (estimate)280397381
Burglary333n/a292.7375.2376.0
Theft2,646n/a2,326.11,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft690n/a606.6380.5228.9
Property crime3,669n/a (estimate)3,2252,6722,200

Key findings

  • Westminster crime rates are 36% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Westminster are 27% lower than the national average
  • In Westminster you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Westminster is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Westminster has decreased by 6%

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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, CO Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Westminster (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Westminster, CO per 100,000 people. In Westminster, the total number of daily crimes is 1.14 times more than the Colorado average and 1.36 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Westminster is 1.42 times less than the Colorado average and 1.36 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Westminster has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times more than the Colorado average and 1.47 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Westminster (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Westminster compared to every other city in Colorado, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Westminster ranks safer than 34% of every city located within Colorado along with 28% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Colorado and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Westminster, CO is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westminster

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westminster is 1 in 358
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westminster is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Westminster is 1 in 29
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Westminster? In Westminster, you have a 1 in 358 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 32. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Westminster, CO is 1 in 29.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Westminster is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Westminster has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 19% in Westminster, while property crimes in Westminster have decreased by 8%. Total crime has decreased by 6% year over year.

      Westminster police department

      ItemWestminsterColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2629,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.49.63.3
      There are a total of 262 Westminster police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 74.9% less than the Colorado average and 26.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Colorado

      StateTotal offendersColorado /100KNational /100K
      Colorado11,204251266
      There are a total of 11,204 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 251 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 6% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pine Brook Hill, CO1,09156375431
      Louisville, CO19,97274427501
      Todd Creek, CO3,97976509585
      Genesee, CO3,62576509585
      Kittredge, CO1,11879528607
      Cherry Hills Village, CO6,4140697697
      Holly Hills, CO2,684100675775
      Westminster, CO111,7702803,2253,505

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clearwater, FL111,7474382,6503,087
      Elgin, IL111,9192081,5151,723
      Carlsbad, CA112,0082081,7992,007
      Rochester, MN111,3961942,0812,274
      Lehigh Acres, FL112,2796203,6774,297
      Westminster, CO111,7702803,2253,505
      Source: The Westminster, CO 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.