Westport, MA 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Westport is safer than 68% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 55% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Westport. If you live in Westport, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 121. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 40.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Westport's violent crime rate is 1 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 Westport is one in 764.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Westport is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Westport than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 144.

Westport Crime Data

 

Crime Index

68

(100 is safest)


Safer than 68% of U.S. Cities

Westport Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

21

111

132

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.31

6.92

8.23

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.31
3.28
National Median: 4
    Westport
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 764

in Westport

1 in 305

in Massachusetts

Westport VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 16,034
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 0 17
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.25 0.00 1.06

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
6.92
11.8
National Median: 21
    Westport
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 144

in Westport

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Westport Property CRIMES

Population: 16,034
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 27 74 10
Rate per 1,000 1.68 4.62 0.62

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

Westport Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
3
20
National Median: 28.3
    Westport
    Massachusetts