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West Virginia Crime Statistics and Rates Report (WV)

West Virginia crime statistics indicate a total downward trend in crime based on data from 17 years when violent crime was increasing and property crime was decreasing.

Based on this report, the crime rate in West Virginia for 2021 is expected to be lower than in 2016 when the state violent crime rate was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 9.82% and the state property crime rate was lower than the national property crime rate average by 16.46%.

Property and Violent Crime

West Virginia Property Crime
West Virginia Violent Crime
2016 Crime (Actual Data)Incidents
Aggravated Assault5,099
Larceny and Theft25,677
Motor Vehicle Theft2,509
Murder and Manslaughter81
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)44,044
Property Crime37,487
Violent Crime6,557

State versus National Crime Comparison

West Virginia Property Crime vs. National Comparison

West Virginia Violent Crime vs. National Comparison

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