Wayne, WV
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Wayne, WV crime analytics

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

The crime rate in Wayne is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 17 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Wayne is 1 in 61. Based on FBI crime data, Wayne is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to West Virginia, Wayne has a crime rate that is higher than 76% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Wayne to other communities of similar population, then Wayne crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Wayne does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Wayne 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 Wayne; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 232. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Wayne; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Wayne Crime Data

 

Crime Index

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Wayne Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

17

23

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.31

12.21

16.52

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wayne 4.31
West Virginia 2.90

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 232

in Wayne

1 in 345

in West Virginia

Wayne VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,392
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Wayne 12.21
West Virginia 14.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 82

in Wayne

1 in 67

in West Virginia

Wayne Property CRIMES

Population: 1,392
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Wayne Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wayne 32
West Virginia 19

Popular Neighborhoods in Wayne

Zip Codes in Wayne, WV