Reported Annual Crime In Ghent

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGhent/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)953 (estimate)2,3582,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGhent/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a3.84.9
Rapen/an/an/a36.438.6
Robberyn/an/an/a41.2101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a256.4237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)137 (estimate)338373
Burglaryn/an/an/a497.3491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,401.31,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a121.4220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)816 (estimate)2,0202,487

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  • The overall crime rate in Ghent is 67% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.61 daily crimes that occur in Ghent.
  • Ghent is safer than 74% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ghent you have a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ghent has not changed.

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Daily Crime In Ghent (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ghent

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ghent is 1 in 733
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ghent is 1 in 123
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ghent is 1 in 105

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

Ghent police department

ItemGhentWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.03.3

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
Mabscott, WV1,39574442516
Beaver, WV1,29989529618
Athens, WV1,062119711830
Crab Orchard, WV2,644122731854
Shady Spring, WV3,078124739863
Ghent, WV486137816953

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
North Springfield, VT4861381,6441,782
Hyde Park borough, PA4863992,2992,698
Newsoms, VA4862572,4422,699
Sturgis, MS4863473,5603,907
Copperhill, TN4869114,3695,279
Ghent, WV486137816953
Source: The Ghent, 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.