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West Virginia Crime Statistics and Rates Report (WV)

West Virginia crime statistics indicate a total upward trend in crime based on data from 13 years when violent crime was increasing and property crime was increasing.

Based on this report, the crime rate in West Virginia for 2018 is expected to be higher than in 2012 when the state violent crime rate was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 18.24% and the state property crime rate was lower than the national property crime rate average by 17.29%.


Property and Violent Crime

West Virginia Property Crime
West Virginia Violent Crime
2012 Crime (Actual Data)Incidents
Aggravated Assault4,538
Forcible Rape421
Larceny and Theft30,378
Motor Vehicle Theft2,209
Murder and Manslaughter72
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)49,747
Property Crime43,878
Violent Crime5,869

State versus National Crime Comparison

West Virginia Property Crime vs. National Comparison

West Virginia Violent Crime vs. National Comparison


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