Crime Trend in West Virginia

There were 5,674 violent crimes, 78 murders, 28,376 property crimes in 2019.

Violent crime in West Virginia

Number of violent crimes

Crime rates (rate per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 5,674 316.6 [51]
2018 5,411 299.9 [51]
2017 6,368 350.7 [52]
2016 6,633 362.7 [52]
2015 6,231 337.9 [53]
2014 5,850 316.4 [53]
2013 5,371 289.7 [54]
2012 5,943 320.1 [54]
2011 5,861 315.9 [55]
2010 5,586 301.2 [55]

Murder and non negligent manslaughter in West Virginia

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Murder Rate Source
2019 78 4.4 [51]
2018 76 4.2 [51]
2017 85 4.7 [52]
2016 85 4.6 [52]
2015 70 3.8 [53]
2014 84 4.5 [53]
2013 61 3.3 [54]
2012 70 3.8 [54]
2011 80 4.3 [55]
2010 58 3.1 [55]

The number of robberies in West Virginia

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Robberies Rate Source
2019 378 21.1 [51]
2018 333 18.5 [51]
2017 524 28.9 [52]
2016 720 39.4 [52]
2015 760 41.2 [53]
2014 655 35.4 [53]
2013 651 35.1 [54]
2012 835 45.0 [54]
2011 910 49.0 [55]
2010 776 41.8 [55]

The number of aggravated assaults in West Virginia

Number of aggravated assaults

Aggravated assault rate (per 100,000)

Year Aggravated assaults Rate Source
2019 4,464 249.1 [51]
2018 4,286 237.5 [51]
2017 4,964 273.4 [52]
2016 5,144 281.3 [52]
2015 4,729 256.4 [53]
2014 4,517 244.3 [53]
2013 4,203 226.7 [54]
2012 4,623 249.0 [54]
2011 4,483 241.6 [55]
2010 4,390 236.7 [55]

The number of property crimes in West Virginia

Number of property crimes

Property crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Property crimes Rate Source
2019 28,376 1583.4 [51]
2018 27,888 1545.6 [51]
2017 33,630 1852.0 [52]
2016 37,282 2038.8 [52]
2015 37,251 2020.0 [53]
2014 38,282 2070.7 [53]
2013 39,013 2103.9 [54]
2012 44,500 2396.8 [54]
2011 42,189 2273.9 [55]
2010 41,301 2227.2 [55]

The number of burglaries in West Virginia

Number of burglaries

Burglary rate (per 100,000)

Year Burglary Rate Source
2019 5,891 328.7 [51]
2018 5,916 327.9 [51]
2017 7,628 420.1 [52]
2016 9,127 499.1 [52]
2015 9,170 497.3 [53]
2014 9,368 506.7 [53]
2013 9,674 521.7 [54]
2012 11,466 617.6 [54]
2011 11,192 603.2 [55]
2010 10,778 581.2 [55]

The number of larceny thefts in West Virginia

Number of larceny thefts

Larceny theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Larceny Rate Source
2019 20,066 1119.7 [51]
2018 19,783 1096.4 [51]
2017 23,000 1266.6 [52]
2016 25,657 1403.1 [52]
2015 25,842 1401.3 [53]
2014 26,954 1458.0 [53]
2013 27,423 1478.9 [54]
2012 30,800 1658.9 [54]
2011 28,743 1549.2 [55]
2010 28,104 1515.6 [55]

The number of motor vehicle thefts in West Virginia

Number of motor vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 2,419 135.0 [51]
2018 2,189 121.3 [51]
2017 3,002 165.3 [52]
2016 2,498 136.6 [52]
2015 2,239 121.4 [53]
2014 1,960 106.0 [53]
2013 1,916 103.3 [54]
2012 2,234 120.3 [54]
2011 2,254 121.5 [55]
2010 2,419 130.4 [55]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

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