Huntington, WV
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Huntington, WV crime analytics


With a crime rate of 58 per one thousand residents, Huntington has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 17. Within West Virginia, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Huntington.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 48,638, Huntington has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Huntington does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Huntington.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Huntington 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 Huntington.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Huntington occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Huntington; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 260. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Huntington is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Huntington, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 54 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Huntington has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Huntington is one in 335.

Huntington Crime Data

 
Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Huntington Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

187

2,632

2,819

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.84

54.11

57.96

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Huntington 3.84
West Virginia 3.38
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 260

in Huntington

1 in 296

in West Virginia
Huntington VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 48,638
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Huntington 54.11
West Virginia 20.20
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Huntington

1 in 50

in West Virginia
Huntington Property CRIMES
Population: 48,638
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Huntington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Huntington 153
West Virginia 26