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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

5,236

26,827

32,063

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.90

14.86

17.76

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Virginia 2.90

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 345

in West Virginia

West Virginia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,805,832
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 67 652 572 3,945
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.36 0.32 2.18

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Virginia 14.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 67

in West Virginia

West Virginia Property CRIMES

Population: 1,805,832
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5,354 18,954 2,519
Rate per 1,000 2.96 10.50 1.39

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West Virginia 19