Westminster has a population of 91,863. During the past three years, Westminster saw 9,388 arrests. For 2017, the Westminster's arrest rate totaled 338.11 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 6.81% makes Westminster higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 281 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Westminster also totaled 2,825 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Aliso Viejo and Anaheim, Westminster is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Westminster had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Westminster averaged 281 violent crimes and 2,825 non-violent crimes.
The city of Westminster experienced 3,019 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 19 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 160 was for legacy rape and 33 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 1,088, and the aggravated assault total was 1,719.