Westwego has a population of 8,532. During the past three years, Westwego saw 719 arrests. For 2017, the Westwego's arrest rate totaled 221.52 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 30.02% makes Westwego lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 22 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Westwego also totaled 167 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Gretna and Kenner, Westwego is a safer place to live.
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Overall, Westwego had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Westwego averaged 22 violent crimes and 167 non-violent crimes.
The city of Westwego experienced 323 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 3 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 21 was for legacy rape and 3 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 45, and the aggravated assault total was 251.