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Charleston Crime Rate Report (West Virginia)

Charleston crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Charleston for 2021 is expected to be lower than in 2018.

The city violent crime rate for Charleston in 2018 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 83.23% and the city property crime rate in Charleston was higher than the national property crime rate average by 173.25%.

In 2018 the city violent crime rate in Charleston was higher than the violent crime rate in West Virginia by 140.48% and the city property crime rate in Charleston was higher than the property crime rate in West Virginia by 304.56%.

Property and Violent Crime
Charleston Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Charleston Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Charleston Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2018 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault223
Arson25
Burglary660
Larceny and Theft1,947
Motor Vehicle Theft246
Murder and Manslaughter10
Rape50
Robbery48
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,434
Property Crime2,853
Violent Crime331
2021 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault397
Arson31
Burglary799
Larceny and Theft2,352
Motor Vehicle Theft286
Murder and Manslaughter14
Rape65
Robbery91
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)4,011
Property Crime3,430
Violent Crime567

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Charleston Property Crime

Charleston Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Charleston Crime 2018

Charleston Crime 2021

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Charleston Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Charleston Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Charleston, West Virginia crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Charleston crime report data for 2021 was projected from 14 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2018.

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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