Wheeling, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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

The crime rate in Wheeling is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Wheeling is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Wheeling is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to West Virginia, Wheeling has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Wheeling to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Wheeling to other communities of similar population, then Wheeling crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling.

For Wheeling, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Wheeling is one in 81.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Wheeling's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Wheeling a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Wheeling is one in 46.

Wheeling Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Wheeling Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

332

587

919

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

12.27

21.70

33.97

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
12.27
3.54
National Median: 4
    Wheeling
    West Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 81

in Wheeling

1 in 282

in West Virginia

Wheeling VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,052
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 32 29 270
Rate per 1,000 0.04 1.18 1.07 9.98

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
21.7
13.92
National Median: 19
    Wheeling
    West Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Wheeling

1 in 72

in West Virginia

Wheeling Property CRIMES

Population: 27,052
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 181 365 41
Rate per 1,000 6.69 13.49 1.52

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Wheeling Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
57
19
National Median: 26.9
    Wheeling
    West Virginia