Westminster, MD
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Westminster, MD crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

With a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Westminster has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22. Within Maryland, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Westminster.

Importantly, when you compare Westminster to other communities of similar population, then Westminster crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Westminster does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Westminster 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 Westminster; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 296. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Westminster is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Westminster, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 41 per one thousand population.

Westminster Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Westminster Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

63

769

832

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.37

41.19

44.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Westminster 3.37
Maryland 4.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 296

in Westminster

1 in 219

in Maryland

Westminster VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 18,670
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 16 47
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.86 2.52

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
Westminster 41.19
Maryland 23.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Westminster

1 in 43

in Maryland

Westminster Property CRIMES

Population: 18,670
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 81 680 8
Rate per 1,000 4.34 36.42 0.43

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

Westminster Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Westminster 125
Maryland 57