Data on this report is based on areas within the legal city boundary, outlined in black on the map. Any additional neighborhoods shown on the map are associated with the city by name and are included for reference only.

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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Williamstown. With an annual crime rate of only 2 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 494. These crime statistics put Williamstown in the elite group of the safest communities in the nation, and safer than approximately 84% of the cities and towns in West Virginia.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Williamstown, and we found that the crime rate in Williamstown is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Williamstown is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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 1 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 741.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Williamstown compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Williamstown is just 1 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Williamstown is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Williamstown Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 90% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Williamstown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    West Virginia

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 741

in Williamstown

1 in 360

in West Virginia

Williamstown Violent Crimes

Population: 2,965
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.35

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 20
    West Virginia

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 1,483

in Williamstown

1 in 81

in West Virginia

Property Crimes

Population: 2,965
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 0 2 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.67 0.00

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Williamstown Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 27.0
    West Virginia

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Zip Codes in Williamstown, WV