Westlake Village, CA 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 Westlake Village is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Westlake Village is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Westlake Village is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Westlake Village has a crime rate that is higher than 68% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Westlake Village to other communities of similar population, then Westlake Village crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Westlake Village does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Westlake Village 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 Village.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Westlake Village's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Westlake Village is one in 632.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Westlake Village's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Westlake Village 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 Westlake Village is one in 43.

Westlake Village Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Westlake Village Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Westlake Village

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 632

in Westlake Village

1 in 227

in California

Westlake Village VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,217
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 6 2
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.61 0.73 0.24


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
National Median: 21
    Westlake Village

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Westlake Village

1 in 43

in California

Westlake Village Property CRIMES

Population: 8,217
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 45 141 5
Rate per 1,000 5.48 17.16 0.61

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

Westlake Village Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 28.3
    Westlake Village