Westerville, OH
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The crime rate in Westerville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Westerville is 1 in 51. Based on FBI crime data, Westerville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Ohio, Westerville has a crime rate that is higher than 70% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Westerville, 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 Westerville than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2258, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Westerville's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Westerville 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 Westerville is one in 52.

Westerville Crime Data

 
Crime Index

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Westerville Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

17

741

758

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.44

19.30

19.75

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Westerville 0.44
Ohio 2.92
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,258

in Westerville

1 in 343

in Ohio
Westerville VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 38,384
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 9 8 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.21 0.00
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
Westerville 19.30
Ohio 25.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 52

in Westerville

1 in 39

in Ohio
Westerville Property CRIMES
Population: 38,384
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 85 651 5
Rate per 1,000 2.21 16.96 0.13
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

Westerville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Westerville 60
Ohio 33