Westford, MA
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With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 6 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Westford is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 87% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Westford is one in 165. Compared to communities within Massachusetts, Westford‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 81% of the state's cities and towns.

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 1402, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Westford is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Westford than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 188.

Westford Crime Data

 
Crime Index

87

(100 is safest)


Safer than 87% of U.S. Cities

Westford Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

17

127

144

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.71

5.33

6.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Westford 0.71
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,402

in Westford

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Westford VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 23,831
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 14
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.04 0.59
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
Westford 5.33
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 188

in Westford

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Westford Property CRIMES
Population: 23,831
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 95 8
Rate per 1,000 1.01 3.99 0.34
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

Westford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Westford 5
Massachusetts 27