Reported Annual Crime In Buckhannon

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBuckhannon/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime177n/a (estimate)3,1112,3582,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBuckhannon/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.84.9
Rape0n/a0.036.438.6
Robbery1n/a17.641.2101.9
Assault2n/a35.1256.4237.8
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)53338373
Burglary17n/a298.8497.3491.4
Theft149n/a2,618.61,401.31,775.4
Vehicle theft8n/a140.6121.4220.2
Property crime174n/a (estimate)3,0582,0202,487
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 32% higher than in comparison to the West Virginia average; and is also 9% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Buckhannon, WV, the rate is 84% lower than compared to the West Virginia average, and 86% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Buckhannon, WV comes in at 51% higher than to the average seen in West Virginia, and 23% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Buckhannon is 9% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.52 daily crimes that occur in Buckhannon.
  • Buckhannon is safer than 54% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Buckhannon you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Buckhannon has increased by 4%.

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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 1.32 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.09 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Buckhannon, WV are 6.41 times less than than West Virginia and 7.07 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Buckhannon, WV are 1.51 times more than than West Virginia and 1.23 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 49% of the cities in West Virginia and 54% 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 1897
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Buckhannon is 1 in 33
The chance of being a victim of crime in Buckhannon is 1 in 33
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 1897 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 33. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Buckhannon, WV is 1 in 33.

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 decreased by 24%, the amount of property crime in Buckhannon, WV has increased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in Buckhannon, WV has increased by 4% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Weston, WV4,08809898
Philippi, WV3,1311,1195141,633
Lost Creek, WV4753452,0642,410
West Milford, WV7103652,1822,547
Womelsdorf (Coalton), WV2644042,4162,820
Buckhannon, WV5,646533,0583,111

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Buckhannon, WV5,646533,0583,111
Source: The Buckhannon, 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.