West Virginia Crime Statistics and Rates Report (WV)

West Virginia crime statistics indicate a total upward trend in crime based on data from 11 years when violent crime was increasing and property crime was increasing.

Based on this report, the crime rate in West Virginia for 2014 is expected to be higher than in 2010 when the state violent crime rate was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 21.6% and the state property crime rate was lower than the national property crime rate average by 22.28%.

West Virginia Property Crime West Virginia Violent Crime
2010 Crime (Actual Data)Incidents
Aggravated Assault4,586
Forcible Rape354
Larceny and Theft28,383
Motor Vehicle Theft2,361
Murder and Manslaughter62
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)47,330
Property Crime41,500
Violent Crime5,830

State versus National Crime Comparison

West Virginia Property Crime vs. National Comparison West Virginia Violent Crime vs. National Comparison
Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.
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