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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 69%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestwood/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)785 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)101 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)684 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Westwood crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Westwood are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Westwood you have a 1 in 128 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Westwood is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Westwood has decreased by 18%

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      Daily Crime In Westwood (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westwood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westwood is 1 in 991
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westwood is 1 in 147
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Westwood is 1 in 128

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

      Westwood police department

      ItemWestwoodIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

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      Westwood, IA96101684785
      Source: The Westwood, IA 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.