Westfield, MA
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Westfield has an overall crime rate of 17 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Westfield is 1 in 58. How does Westfield fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Westfield's crime rate is lower than approximately 26% of Massachusetts communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Westfield has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Westfield is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Westfield does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Westfield.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Westfield occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Westfield; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 490. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Westfield; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Westfield Crime Data

 
Crime Index

44

(100 is safest)


Safer than 44% of U.S. Cities

Westfield Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

85

629

714

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.04

15.09

17.13

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Westfield 2.04
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 490

in Westfield

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Westfield VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 41,690
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 23 11 51
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.55 0.26 1.22
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Westfield 15.09
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 66

in Westfield

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Westfield Property CRIMES
Population: 41,690
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 109 493 27
Rate per 1,000 2.61 11.83 0.65
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Westfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Westfield 15
Massachusetts 27