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Crime rate in Westminster, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Westminster, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Westminster, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Westminster, CA is 228 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 72.9% U.S. cities. The 2018 Westminster crime rate fell by 10% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 2 - a decrease of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Westminster has seen rise of violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Westminster, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Westminster:

227.5
Garden Grove:

207.1
Stanton:

180.4
Fountain Valley:

147.9
Huntington Beach:

165.1
Seal Beach:

176.0
Cypress:

118.3
Los Alamitos:

97.3
Santa Ana:

263.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Westminster by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(3.3)
1
(1.1)
2
(2.2)
1
(1.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.2)
3
(3.3)
2
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.2)
1
(1.1)
2
(2.2)
4
(4.4)
2
(2.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(15.5)
20
(22.1)
22
(24.5)
11
(12.4)
14
(15.7)
17
(19.0)
11
(12.1)
9
(9.8)
13
(14.1)
20
(21.7)
22
(23.7)
31
(33.5)
23
(25.0)
26
(28.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
96
(106.1)
117
(129.5)
124
(138.2)
98
(110.4)
93
(104.4)
102
(113.8)
79
(87.0)
88
(95.7)
84
(91.4)
74
(80.2)
118
(127.4)
96
(103.7)
132
(143.7)
117
(127.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
238
(263.1)
176
(194.8)
207
(230.8)
128
(144.3)
158
(177.4)
138
(154.0)
155
(170.8)
185
(201.3)
186
(202.4)
98
(106.3)
162
(174.9)
180
(194.4)
122
(132.8)
141
(153.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
561
(620.2)
509
(563.5)
533
(594.2)
509
(573.7)
406
(455.9)
419
(467.6)
409
(450.7)
466
(507.0)
420
(457.1)
381
(413.2)
502
(541.9)
529
(571.4)
443
(482.2)
425
(462.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,769
(1,956)
1,664
(1,842)
1,766
(1,969)
1,782
(2,008)
1,701
(1,910)
1,848
(2,062)
1,815
(2,000)
2,086
(2,270)
1,720
(1,872)
1,534
(1,663)
2,123
(2,292)
1,854
(2,003)
1,987
(2,163)
1,739
(1,894)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
536
(592.6)
421
(466.1)
358
(399.1)
343
(386.6)
224
(251.5)
272
(303.6)
280
(308.5)
323
(351.4)
336
(365.7)
295
(319.9)
325
(350.8)
337
(364.0)
395
(430.0)
269
(293.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
27
(29.9)
23
(25.5)
25
(27.9)
12
(13.5)
9
(10.1)
10
(11.2)
4
(4.4)
7
(7.6)
8
(8.7)
10
(10.8)
6
(6.5)
7
(7.6)
14
(15.2)
8
(8.7)
City-Data.com crime index272.5248.2264.0225.6207.8224.1212.8235.6215.4188.1252.0250.3253.1227.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 91 registered sex offenders living in Westminster, California as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Westminster is 1,020 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Westminster, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Westminster:

173.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Westminster:

172.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Westminster:

186.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Westminster:

177.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Westminster:

119.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Westminster:

161.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Westminster:

162.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Westminster:

147.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Westminster:

157.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Westminster:

156.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Westminster:

142.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Westminster:

213.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Westminster:

186.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Westminster:

206.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Westminster:

184.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Westminster:

176.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Westminster:

190.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Westminster:

231.2
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Westminster:

269.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Westminster:

269.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Westminster:

275.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Westminster:

213.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Westminster:

239.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Westminster:

267.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Westminster:

236.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Westminster:

242.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Westminster:

224.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Westminster:

273.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Westminster:

277.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Westminster:

274.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Westminster:

310.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Westminster:

286.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Westminster:

281.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Westminster:

265.7
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 118 (79 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.86
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 113 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.83
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 115 (79 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.85
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 119 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.93
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 123 (89 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 119 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.93
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 121 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.95
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 133 (92 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 137 (93 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 140 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.08
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 146 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 142 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 144 (99 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 138 (95 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.08
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 135 (92 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 150 (103 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Westminster, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 92683.