Westfield, NJ
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Westfield, NJ 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Westfield is safer than 73% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In New Jersey, only on the order of 34% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Westfield. If you live in Westfield, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 133. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 39. It is for these reasons that Westfield is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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.

For Westfield, 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 Westfield than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 5976, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Westfield 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 Westfield than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 136.

Westfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

73

(100 is safest)


Safer than 73% of U.S. Cities

Westfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

219

224

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.17

7.33

7.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Westfield 0.17
New Jersey 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 5,976

in Westfield

1 in 481

in New Jersey

Westfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,881
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.10

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Westfield 7.33
New Jersey 14.05

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 136

in Westfield

1 in 71

in New Jersey

Westfield Property CRIMES

Population: 29,881
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 169 26
Rate per 1,000 0.80 5.66 0.87

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Westfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Westfield 33
New Jersey 59