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 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 5 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Westfield is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 84% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Westfield is one in 198. Compared to communities within New Jersey, Westfield‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 79% of the state's cities and towns. 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 4919, 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 206.

Westfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

84

(100 is safest)


Safer than 84% of U.S. Cities

Westfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

143

149

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.20

4.85

5.05

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.2
2.07
National Median: 4
    Westfield
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 4,919

in Westfield

1 in 483

in New Jersey

Westfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,512
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 3 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.10

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
4.85
13.36
National Median: 21
    Westfield
    New Jersey

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 206

in Westfield

1 in 75

in New Jersey

Westfield Property CRIMES

Population: 29,512
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 9 114 20
Rate per 1,000 0.30 3.86 0.68

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

Westfield Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
22
56
National Median: 28.3
    Westfield
    New Jersey