Reported Annual Crime In Nitro

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNitro/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime310n/a (estimate)4,6072,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNitro/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.45.3
Rape2n/a29.735.940.4
Robbery6n/a89.239.3102.8
Assault9n/a133.7278.5248.5
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)253358386
Burglary31n/a460.7507.9468.9
Theft235n/a3,492.41,402.31,745.0
Vehicle theft27n/a401.2137.0236.9
Property crime293n/a (estimate)4,3542,0472,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Nitro, WV. These figures on reported criminal activity in Nitro, WV, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Nitro, WV is 92% higher than the average of the whole of the state of West Virginia, and when compared with the national average, is 62% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Nitro, WV has 29% lower than violent crime rate than West Virginia average, while remaining 35% lower than the national average. In property crime, Nitro, WV is 113% higher than the average of West Virginia and is 78% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Poca, WV1,04893534627
Eleanor, WV1,97694537631
Winfield, WV2,53842761804
Belle, WV1,256126718844
Teays Valley, WV13,461136780916
Buffalo, WV1,295138788926
Alum Creek, WV1,832145829974
Nitro, WV6,8602534,3544,607

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Nitro is 62% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.62 daily crimes that occur in Nitro.
  • Nitro is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Nitro you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Nitro has decreased by 20%.

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Daily Crime In Nitro (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Nitro, WV per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for West Virginia and on a national level. In Nitro, WV the total number of daily crimes is 1.92 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.62 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Nitro, WV is 1.42 times less than the West Virginia average and 1.53 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Nitro, WV has a daily crime rate that is 2.13 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.78 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Nitro (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Nitro, WV compared to every other city in West Virginia as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Nitro, WV ranks safer than 24% of every city located within West Virginia along with 24% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in West Virginia and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Nitro, WV. As a result, Nitro, WV is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Nitro

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Nitro is 1 in 396
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Nitro is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Nitro is 1 in 22
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Nitro, 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 Nitro, WV, you have a 1 in 396 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 23. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Nitro, WV is 1 in 22.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Nitro, WV is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Nitro, WV has decreased by 28% and the rate of property crime in Nitro, WV has decreased by 19%. The total crime rate in Nitro, WV has decreased by 20% year to year.

Nitro police department

ItemNitroWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)161,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.03.3
There are a total of 16 Nitro police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.3% less than the West Virginia average and 31.6% 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
Greenville, IL6,860911,7901,881
Etowah, NC6,8622832,0812,363
Nyack, NY6,857184758943
Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN6,8541831,1691,352
West Hattiesburg, MS6,8531791,7671,946
Nitro, WV6,8602534,3544,607
Source: The Nitro, 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.