Westlake, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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

Westlake is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (61%) and also has a lower crime rate than 48% of the communities in Ohio, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Westlake is one in 108 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 43.

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

For Westlake, 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 Westlake than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3112, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Westlake; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 9 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Westlake Crime Data

 

Crime Index

61

(100 is safest)


Safer than 61% of U.S. Cities

Westlake Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

305

316

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.32

8.91

9.23

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.32
3.06
National Median: 4
    Westlake
    Ohio

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,112

in Westlake

1 in 327

in Ohio

Westlake VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 34,228
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
8.91
18.34
National Median: 19
    Westlake
    Ohio

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 112

in Westlake

1 in 55

in Ohio

Westlake Property CRIMES

Population: 34,228
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Westlake Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
20
25
National Median: 26.9
    Westlake
    Ohio