Westfield, NJ
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Westfield, NJ crime analytics


Westfield is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (75%) and also has a lower crime rate than 67% of the communities in New Jersey, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Westfield is one in 113 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 35. It is for these reasons that Westfield is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Westfield, and we found that the crime rate in Westfield is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Westfield 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 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 2777, 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 118.

Westfield Crime Data

 
Crime Index

75

(100 is safest)


Safer than 75% of U.S. Cities

Westfield Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

259

270

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.36

8.48

8.84

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Westfield 0.36
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,777

in Westfield

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Westfield VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 30,548
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 5 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.03 0.16 0.16
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
Westfield 8.48
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 118

in Westfield

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Westfield Property CRIMES
Population: 30,548
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 39 213 7
Rate per 1,000 1.28 6.97 0.23
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

Westfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Westfield 40
New Jersey 69