West Virginia
Crime




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Crime Rates for West Virginia

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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

West Virginia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6,557

37,487

44,044

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.58

20.47

24.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Virginia 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 279

in West Virginia

West Virginia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,831,102
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 81 657 720 5,099
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.36 0.39 2.78

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Virginia 20.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 49

in West Virginia

West Virginia Property CRIMES

Population: 1,831,102
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 9,301 25,677 2,509
Rate per 1,000 5.08 14.02 1.37

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West Virginia 27