Reported Annual Crime In Fairmont

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFairmont/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime269n/a (estimate)1,4352,3582,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFairmont/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a10.73.84.9
Rape6n/a32.036.438.6
Robbery7n/a37.441.2101.9
Assault16n/a85.4256.4237.8
Violent crime31n/a (estimate)165338373
Burglary66n/a352.2497.3491.4
Theft151n/a805.71,401.31,775.4
Vehicle theft21n/a112.1121.4220.2
Property crime238n/a (estimate)1,2702,0202,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Fairmont, WV is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 39% lower than the average of crimes committed in West Virginia. It is also 50% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Fairmont, WV shows a crime rate that is 51% lower than the West Virginia average. The crime rate is also 56% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Fairmont, WV is shown to be 37% lower than the West Virginia average and 49% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fairmont is 50% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.93 daily crimes that occur in Fairmont.
  • Fairmont is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fairmont you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fairmont has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In Fairmont (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Fairmont, WV for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for West Virginia as well as those across America as a whole. The Fairmont, WV total amount of daily offenses is 1.64 times less than the West Virginia average and 1.99 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Fairmont, WV is 2.04 times less than the West Virginia average, and it is 2.25 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Fairmont, WV has a daily crime figure that is 1.59 times less than the West Virginia average and 1.96 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Fairmont (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Fairmont, WV area in comparison to other West Virginia communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Fairmont, WV being safer than 61% of cities in West Virginia and 64% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking West Virginia cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Fairmont, WV. In conclusion, Fairmont, WV now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fairmont

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fairmont is 1 in 605
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fairmont is 1 in 79
The chance of being a victim of crime in Fairmont is 1 in 70
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Fairmont, WV? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Fairmont, WV, then there is a 1 in 605 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 79. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 70 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Fairmont, WV.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Fairmont, WV is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Fairmont, WV has not changed, while the property crime rate in Fairmont, WV has decreased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Fairmont, WV has decreased by 10% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Fairmont police department

ItemFairmontWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)401,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.03.3
There are a total of 40 Fairmont police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.6% less than the West Virginia average and 34.7% 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
Grafton, WV5,1797796173
Star City, WV1,88883499582
Rivesville, WV1,095111663774
Nutter Fort, WV1,388117701818
Barrackville, WV1,250126754880
Fairmont, WV18,7461651,2701,435

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Oxon Hill, MD18,7235492,7803,329
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Fairmont, WV18,7461651,2701,435
Source: The Fairmont, 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.