Westwood, NJ
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Westwood, NJ crime analytics


Westwood is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (82%) and also has a lower crime rate than 76% 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 Westwood is one in 139 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.

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

For Westwood, 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 Westwood than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2249, 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 Westwood 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 Westwood than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 148.

Westwood Crime Data

 

Crime Index

82

(100 is safest)


Safer than 82% of U.S. Cities

Westwood Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

76

81

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.44

6.76

7.20

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Westwood 0.44
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,249

in Westwood

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Westwood VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 11,247
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.44

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
Westwood 6.76
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 148

in Westwood

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Westwood Property CRIMES

Population: 11,247
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 10 65 1
Rate per 1,000 0.89 5.78 0.09

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

Westwood Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Westwood 35
New Jersey 69