Reported Annual Crime In Chester

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,017 (estimate)2,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/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)151 (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)866 (estimate)2,0472,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Toronto, OH5,087124330454
Ohioville, PA3,478289549838
Industry, PA1,836137754891
Big Beaver, PA1,955150827977
West Mayfield, PA1,345153842995
New Cumberland, WV1,0901599111,070
Newell, WV1,2371699691,138
Chester, WV2,5811518661,017

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chester is 64% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.79 daily crimes that occur in Chester.
  • Chester is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 99 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chester has increased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Chester (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chester

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chester is 1 in 661
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 116
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 99

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

Chester police department

ItemChesterWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)71,642558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.03.3
There are a total of 7 Chester police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.3% less than the West Virginia average and 16.4% 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
East Williston, NY2,58159243301
West Branch, IA2,581299427726
Chester Heights, PA2,58164353418
Horseheads North, NY2,581167687854
Midland, PA2,5801891,0421,231
Chester, WV2,5811518661,017
Source: The Chester, 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.