Westfield named a safe city


Westfield was recently ranked No. 7 out of ten cities as the one of the safest cities in the state. A Consumer Affairs report completed the study using Census Bureau data and FBI crime statistics.

The report came out just after the Westfield Police Dept. released their year-end report, which files information on traffic accidents, arrests and other calls.

The report showed decreased numbers in robberies, hit-and-runs and traffic fatalities since 2014.

“I’m not surprised that Westfield is consistently listed as one of the safest communities in Indiana,” Mayor Andy Cook stated in a press release. “Our public safety professionals take their jobs very seriously and work tirelessly to keep our residents and visitors out of harm’s way.”

Police Chief Joel Rush credited officers with continuing to keep crime rates low.

“They perform their duties diligently and take great pride in serving the Westfield community,” Rush said.

From the Consumer Affairs report, Westfield’s burglary odds are 1 in 1,104. Burglaries are down 51.6 percent and there are 13.44 police officers per 10,000 residents. The crime rate is 26.8 per 1,000 residents and the daily crimes committed are averaged at 2.51.

“We are very blessed to have the dedicated public safety professionals we do,” Cook said.

To see the city’s data from the WPD, visit http://www.westfield.in.gov/egov/documents.

Safest cities in Indiana

  1. Zionsville
  2. Ligonier
  3. North Liberty
  4. Fishers
  5. Carmel
  6. Dyer
  7. Westfield
  8. Greensburg
  9. Lowell
  10. Berne