Williamstown, WV
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Williamstown, 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

Williamstown has an overall crime rate of 15 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Williamstown is 1 in 66. How does Williamstown fare compared to other communities in West Virginia of all population sizes? Williamstown's crime rate is lower than approximately 28% of West Virginia communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Williamstown's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Williamstown is one in 576.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Williamstown; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Williamstown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

41

(100 is safest)


Safer than 41% of U.S. Cities

Williamstown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

39

44

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.73

13.53

15.27

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Williamstown 1.73
West Virginia 2.90

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 576

in Williamstown

1 in 345

in West Virginia

Williamstown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 2,882
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
Williamstown 13.53
West Virginia 14.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 74

in Williamstown

1 in 67

in West Virginia

Williamstown Property CRIMES

Population: 2,882
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

Williamstown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Williamstown 25
West Virginia 19

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Zip Codes in Williamstown, WV