Westminster has a population of 18,682. During the past three years, Westminster saw 2,215 arrests. For 2017, the Westminster's arrest rate totaled 365.59 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 15.5% makes Westminster higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 121 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Westminster also totaled 562 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Manchester and Sykesville, 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 121 violent crimes and 562 non-violent crimes.
The city of Westminster experienced 1,103 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 3 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 1 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 164, and the aggravated assault total was 935.
It is situated in Carroll county, Maryland with a total number of 55 employees - 5 female, 37 male officers and 13 civilians. Westminster PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MD0070800, it belongs to the South Atlantic division in the South region with a region code of Region III.