West Virginia
Crime






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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

West Virginia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5,674

28,376

34,050

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.17

15.83

19.00

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
80 60 40 20 0
3.17
National Median: 4
3.17
National Median: 4
    West Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 316

in West Virginia

West Virginia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,792,147
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 78 754 378 4,464
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.42 0.21 2.49

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
80 60 40 20 0
15.83
National Median: 21
15.83
National Median: 21
    West Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 63

in West Virginia

West Virginia Property CRIMES

Population: 1,792,147
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5,891 20,066 2,419
Rate per 1,000 3.29 11.20 1.35

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
80 60 40 20 0
21
National Median: 28.3
21
National Median: 28.3
    West Virginia