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Total crime 41%
Violent crime 27%
Property crime 54%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestminster/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,029n/a (estimate)3,5222,9722,489
Murder2n/a1.73.85.0
Rape53n/a46.367.242.6
Robbery77n/a67.363.681.6
Assault184n/a160.9246.3250.2
Violent crime316n/a (estimate)276381379
Burglary376n/a328.7348.4340.5
Theft2,703n/a2,362.91,858.31,549.5
Vehicle theft634n/a554.2384.0219.9
Property crime3,713n/a (estimate)3,2462,5912,110

Key findings

  • Westminster crime rates are 41% 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 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Westminster has not changed

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, CO Crime

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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 1.19 times more than the Colorado average and 1.41 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Westminster is 1.38 times less than the Colorado average and 1.37 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Westminster has a daily crime rate that is 1.25 times more than the Colorado average and 1.54 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Westminster (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Westminster to every other city in Colorado, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Westminster safe? The gauges above illustrate that Westminster is safer than 27% of every city located within Colorado along with 27% 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 363
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westminster is 1 in 31
      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 363 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 31. 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 decreased by 1% in Westminster, while property crimes in Westminster have increased by 1%. Total crime has not changed 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, CO1,09153364417
      Genesee, CO3,62573494566
      Todd Creek, CO3,97973494566
      Kittredge, CO1,11875512588
      Holly Hills, CO2,68496654751
      Indian Hills, CO1,335102693795
      Erie, CO20,8011069011,007
      Westminster, CO111,7702763,2463,522

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clearwater, FL111,7473992,3922,792
      Elgin, IL111,9191991,2751,474
      Carlsbad, CA112,0082051,8212,026
      Rochester, MN111,3962151,8812,096
      Lehigh Acres, FL112,2796093,4574,067
      Westminster, CO111,7702763,2463,522
      Source: The Westminster, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.