Reported Annual Crime In Buckhannon

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBuckhannon/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime229n/a (estimate)4,0452,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBuckhannon/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.45.3
Rape3n/a53.035.940.4
Robbery2n/a35.339.3102.8
Assault5n/a88.3278.5248.5
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)177358386
Burglary21n/a370.9507.9468.9
Theft192n/a3,391.01,402.31,745.0
Vehicle theft6n/a106.0137.0236.9
Property crime219n/a (estimate)3,8682,0472,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Buckhannon, WV. All reported Buckhannon, WV crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Buckhannon, WV overall crime rate is 68% higher than in comparison to the West Virginia average; and is also 43% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Buckhannon, WV, the rate is 51% lower than compared to the West Virginia average, and 54% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Buckhannon, WV comes in at 89% higher than to the average seen in West Virginia, and 58% higher than the overall national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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Weston, WV4,08849196245
Philippi, WV3,1315728731,446
Lost Creek, WV4753662,0922,458
West Milford, WV7103872,2112,598
Womelsdorf (Coalton), WV2644282,4482,877
Jane Lew, WV4704482,5643,012
Junior, WV5034892,7973,287
Buckhannon, WV5,6461773,8684,045

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Buckhannon is 43% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.08 daily crimes that occur in Buckhannon.
  • Buckhannon is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Buckhannon you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Buckhannon has increased by 35%.

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Daily Crime In Buckhannon (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Buckhannon, WV is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for West Virginia and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Buckhannon, WV are 1.68 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.43 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Buckhannon, WV are 2.03 times less than than West Virginia and 2.19 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Buckhannon, WV are 1.89 times more than than West Virginia and 1.58 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Buckhannon (higher is better)

How safe is Buckhannon, WV compared to other cities in West Virginia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Buckhannon, WV is safer than 47% of the cities in West Virginia and 55% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in West Virginia and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Buckhannon, WV. Overall, Buckhannon, WV is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Buckhannon

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Buckhannon is 1 in 567
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Buckhannon is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Buckhannon is 1 in 25
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Buckhannon, 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 Buckhannon, WV, you have a 1 in 567 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 26. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Buckhannon, WV is 1 in 25.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Buckhannon, WV is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Buckhannon, WV has increased by 153%, the amount of property crime in Buckhannon, WV has increased by 32%, and the total amount of crime in Buckhannon, WV has increased by 35% year to year.

Buckhannon police department

ItemBuckhannonWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)101,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.03.3
There are a total of 10 Buckhannon police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.6% less than the West Virginia average and 45.8% 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.

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New Whiteland, IN5,64601,1851,185
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Iola, KS5,6506085,1065,714
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Buckhannon, WV5,6461773,8684,045
Source: The Buckhannon, 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.