Reported Annual Crime In Athens

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)847 (estimate)2,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a4.45.3
Rapen/an/an/a35.940.4
Robberyn/an/an/a39.3102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a278.5248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)126 (estimate)358386
Burglaryn/an/an/a507.9468.9
Theftn/an/an/a1,402.31,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a137.0236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)721 (estimate)2,0472,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Narrows, VA2,05852103155
Ghent, WV486145827972
Brush Fork, WV1,3091599081,066
Bluewell, WV2,2451821,0391,220
Peterstown, WV4424072,3262,733
Lashmeet, WV3904382,5062,945
Bluefield, WV10,4651,0972,0203,117
Athens, WV1,062126721847

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Athens is 70% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.32 daily crimes that occur in Athens.
  • Athens is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Athens has increased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 794
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 139
The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 119

Year Over Year Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

Athens police department

ItemAthensWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.03.03.3
There are a total of 1 Athens police officers. This results in 1.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 68.6% less than the West Virginia average and 70.8% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in West Virginia

StateTotal offendersWest Virginia /100KNational /100K
West Virginia3,758203222
There are a total of 3,758 sex offenders in West Virginia. This yields a total of 203 sex offenders in West Virginia per 100,000 residents which is 9% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
St. Ansgar, IA1,062119853972
Bow Mar, CO1,0620312312
Bell Hill, WA1,06247544591
Wayland, IA1,0621238791,001
Lockwood, MO1,0622591,3951,653
Athens, WV1,062126721847
Source: The Athens, WV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.