Westerly, RI
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Westerly, RI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

The crime rate in Westerly is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Westerly is 1 in 53. Based on FBI crime data, Westerly is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Rhode Island, Westerly has a crime rate that is higher than 72% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Westerly, 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 Westerly than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1261, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Westerly's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Westerly 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 Westerly is one in 55.

Westerly Crime Data

 

Crime Index

39

(100 is safest)


Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Westerly Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

18

412

430

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.79

18.16

18.95

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Westerly 0.79
Rhode Island 2.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,261

in Westerly

1 in 412

in Rhode Island

Westerly VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 22,693
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 1 11
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.26 0.04 0.48

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
Westerly 18.16
Rhode Island 18.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Westerly

1 in 53

in Rhode Island

Westerly Property CRIMES

Population: 22,693
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 55 352 5
Rate per 1,000 2.42 15.51 0.22

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

Westerly Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Westerly 15
Rhode Island 46