Reported Annual Crime In Petersburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePetersburg/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)957 (estimate)2,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePetersburg/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)142 (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)815 (estimate)2,0472,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Moorefield, WV2,5321,2162,2703,486
Petersburg, WV2,632142815957

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Petersburg is 66% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.62 daily crimes that occur in Petersburg.
  • Petersburg is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Petersburg you have a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Petersburg has increased by 2%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Petersburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Petersburg is 1 in 702
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Petersburg is 1 in 123
The chance of being a victim of crime in Petersburg is 1 in 105

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

Petersburg police department

ItemPetersburgWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)21,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.83.03.3
There are a total of 2 Petersburg police officers. This results in 0.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 73.2% less than the West Virginia average and 75.2% 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
Center Point, IA2,632101721822
Foley, MN2,6321261,1101,236
Caryville, TN2,6325503,6214,170
Mohawk, NY2,6322269301,156
Lake Helen, FL2,6323331,1851,519
Petersburg, WV2,632142815957
Source: The Petersburg, 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.