Westland, MI 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

The crime rate in Westland is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Westland is 1 in 54. Based on FBI crime data, Westland is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Michigan, Westland has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Westland has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Westland 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 Westland 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 Westland.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Westland 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 Westland; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 261. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Westland's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Westland a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Westland is one in 68.

Westland Crime Data

 

Crime Index

32

(100 is safest)


Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

Westland Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

312

1,195

1,507

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.83

14.66

18.49

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.83
4.37
National Median: 4
    Westland
    Michigan

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 261

in Westland

1 in 229

in Michigan

Westland VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 81,511
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 81 29 201
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.99 0.36 2.47

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
14.66
15.85
National Median: 21
    Westland
    Michigan

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 68

in Westland

1 in 63

in Michigan

Westland Property CRIMES

Population: 81,511
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 164 917 114
Rate per 1,000 2.01 11.25 1.40

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

Westland Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
74
25
National Median: 28.3
    Westland
    Michigan