Westford, MA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Westford is 1 in 365. This equates to a crime rate of 2.74 per 1,000 residents, making Westford one of the safest communities in Massachusetts to live in. In fact, it is one of the safest communities in the entire nation, according to FBI crime statistics.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Westford, and we found that the crime rate in Westford is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Westford is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Westford 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 Westford.

For Westford, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Westford than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2482, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Westford compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Westford is just 2 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Westford is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Westford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

93

(100 is safest)


Safer than 93% of U.S. Cities

Westford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

10

58

68

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.40

2.34

2.74

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.4
3.28
National Median: 4
    Westford
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,482

in Westford

1 in 305

in Massachusetts

Westford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 24,817
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.36

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
2.34
11.8
National Median: 21
    Westford
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 428

in Westford

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Westford Property CRIMES

Population: 24,817
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5 49 4
Rate per 1,000 0.20 1.97 0.16

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Westford Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
2
20
National Median: 28.3
    Westford
    Massachusetts