West Chester, OH
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The crime rate in West Chester is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 West Chester is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, West Chester is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Ohio, West Chester has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For West Chester, 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 West Chester than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1090, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that West Chester's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes West Chester 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 West Chester is one in 43.

West Chester Crime Data

 
Crime Index

28

(100 is safest)


Safer than 28% of U.S. Cities

West Chester Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

48

1,206

1,254

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.92

23.05

23.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Chester 0.92
Ohio 2.92
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,090

in West Chester

1 in 343

in Ohio
West Chester VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 52,315
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
West Chester 23.05
Ohio 25.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in West Chester

1 in 39

in Ohio
West Chester Property CRIMES
Population: 52,315
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

West Chester Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West Chester 43
Ohio 33