Westminster, SC
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The crime rate in Westminster is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 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 Westminster is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Westminster is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to South Carolina, Westminster has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 2,484, Westminster has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Westminster does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Westminster.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Westminster 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 Westminster.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Westminster occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Westminster; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 311. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Westminster is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Westminster, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Westminster Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Westminster Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8

92

100

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.22

37.04

40.26

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Westminster 3.22
South Carolina 5.04
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 311

in Westminster

1 in 198

in South Carolina
Westminster VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,484
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.22
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
Westminster 37.04
South Carolina 32.93
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Westminster

1 in 30

in South Carolina
Westminster Property CRIMES
Population: 2,484
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 9 80 3
Rate per 1,000 3.62 32.21 1.21
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

Westminster Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Westminster 29
South Carolina 35

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