Reported Annual Crime In Bluefield

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBluefield/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime254n/a (estimate)2,4322,3582,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBluefield/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a9.63.84.9
Rape5n/a47.936.438.6
Robbery8n/a76.641.2101.9
Assault54n/a517.0256.4237.8
Violent crime68n/a (estimate)651338373
Burglary43n/a411.7497.3491.4
Theft131n/a1,254.21,401.31,775.4
Vehicle theft12n/a114.9121.4220.2
Property crime186n/a (estimate)1,7812,0202,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Bluefield, WV. These figures on reported criminal activity in Bluefield, WV, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Bluefield, WV is 3% higher than the average of the whole of the state of West Virginia, and when compared with the national average, is 15% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Bluefield, WV has 93% higher than violent crime rate than West Virginia average, while remaining 75% higher than the national average. In property crime, Bluefield, WV is 12% lower than the average of West Virginia and is 28% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bluefield is 15% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.66 daily crimes that occur in Bluefield.
  • Bluefield is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bluefield you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bluefield has decreased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In Bluefield (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Bluefield, WV per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for West Virginia as well as national figures. In Bluefield, WV the total number of daily crimes is 1.03 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.18 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Bluefield, WV are 1.93 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.75 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Bluefield, WV has a daily crime rate that is 1.13 times less than the West Virginia average and 1.40 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Bluefield (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in West Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Bluefield, WV? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Bluefield, WV has been ranked safer than 18% of other cities in the state of West Virginia. In addition, Bluefield, WV is safer than 16% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all West Virginia and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Bluefield, WV. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Bluefield, WV is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bluefield

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bluefield is 1 in 154
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bluefield is 1 in 57
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bluefield is 1 in 42
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Bluefield, WV? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Bluefield, WV, you have a 1 in 154 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 57. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Bluefield, WV is 1 in 42.

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

A good indicator of whether Bluefield, WV is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Bluefield, WV has decreased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Bluefield, WV has decreased by 15% year over year. The number of total crimes in Bluefield, WV has decreased by 13% year over year.

Bluefield police department

ItemBluefieldWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)241,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.03.3
There are a total of 24 Bluefield police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.4% less than the West Virginia average and 29.9% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pocahontas, VA626000
Athens, WV1,062119711830
Brush Fork, WV1,3091508961,045
Springville, VA1,5891081,0311,140
Bluewell, WV2,2451711,0251,196
Bluefield, WV10,4656511,7812,432

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Palatka, FL10,4648696,7727,641
Wyomissing, PA10,467673,9243,991
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Bluefield, WV10,4656511,7812,432
Source: The Bluefield, WV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.