Barboursville, WV crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Barboursville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 15 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Barboursville is 1 in 65. Based on FBI crime data, Barboursville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to West Virginia, Barboursville has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Barboursville to other communities of similar population, then Barboursville crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Barboursville does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Barboursville does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Barboursville.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Barboursville's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Barboursville is one in 715.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Barboursville's rate for property crime is 14 per one thousand population. This makes Barboursville a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Barboursville is one in 72.

Barboursville Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 31% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Barboursville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    West Virginia

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 715

in Barboursville

1 in 275

in West Virginia

Barboursville Violent Crimes

Population: 4,291
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 0 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.70 0.00 0.70

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 19
    West Virginia

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 72

in Barboursville

1 in 55

in West Virginia

Property Crimes

Population: 4,291
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1 58 1
Rate per 1,000 0.23 13.52 0.23

United States Property Crimes

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Barboursville Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 26.8
    West Virginia