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 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

6,231

37,251

43,482

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.38

20.20

23.58

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Virginia 3.38

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 296

in West Virginia

West Virginia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,844,128
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 70 672 760 4,729
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.36 0.41 2.56

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Virginia 20.20

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in West Virginia

West Virginia Property CRIMES

Population: 1,844,128
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 9,170 25,842 2,239
Rate per 1,000 4.97 14.01 1.21

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West Virginia 26