West Chester, OH crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

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 17 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 60. 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 72% 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 1449, 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 16 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 62.

West Chester Crime Data

 

Crime Index

36

(100 is safest)


Safer than 36% of U.S. Cities

West Chester Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

37

864

901

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.69

16.11

16.80

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.69
2.93
National Median: 4
    West Chester
    Ohio

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,449

in West Chester

1 in 341

in Ohio

West Chester VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 53,624
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
16.11
20.56
National Median: 21
    West Chester
    Ohio

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 62

in West Chester

1 in 49

in Ohio

West Chester Property CRIMES

Population: 53,624
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

West Chester Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
31
27
National Median: 28.3
    West Chester
    Ohio