Reported Annual Crime In Princeton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePrinceton/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime257n/a (estimate)4,2712,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePrinceton/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a16.64.45.3
Rape2n/a33.235.940.4
Robbery1n/a16.639.3102.8
Assault38n/a631.5278.5248.5
Violent crime42n/a (estimate)698358386
Burglary59n/a980.6507.9468.9
Theft146n/a2,426.51,402.31,745.0
Vehicle theft10n/a166.2137.0236.9
Property crime215n/a (estimate)3,5732,0472,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Princeton, WV for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Princeton, WV is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Princeton, WV crime rates are 78% higher than in comparison to the West Virginia mean and are 51% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Princeton, WV has a rate that is 95% higher than the West Virginia average; compared to the United States, it is 81% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Princeton, WV is 75% higher than its state's mean, and 46% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pocahontas, VA6260532532
Athens, WV1,062126721847
Brush Fork, WV1,3091599081,066
Bluewell, WV2,2451821,0391,220
Covel, WV2332951,6851,980
Corinne, WV1873572,0412,398
Lashmeet, WV3904382,5062,945
Princeton, WV6,3876983,5734,271

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Princeton is 51% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.7 daily crimes that occur in Princeton.
  • Princeton is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Princeton you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Princeton has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Princeton (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Princeton, WV per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for West Virginia and on a national scale. In Princeton, WV the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.78 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.51 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Princeton, WV is 1.95 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.81 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Princeton, WV has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.75 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.46 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Princeton (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in West Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Princeton, WV? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Princeton, WV has been ranked safer than 14% of other cities in the state of West Virginia. In addition, Princeton, WV is safer than 12% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all West Virginia and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Princeton, WV. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Princeton, WV is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Princeton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Princeton is 1 in 144
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Princeton is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Princeton is 1 in 24
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Princeton, 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 Princeton, WV, you have a 1 in 144 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 28. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Princeton, WV is 1 in 24.

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

The year over year crime rate for Princeton, WV is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Princeton, WV has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 20% in Princeton, WV, while property crimes in Princeton, WV have decreased by 9%. Crimes in total for Princeton, WV have decreased by 5% year over year.

Princeton police department

ItemPrincetonWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)231,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.63.03.3
There are a total of 23 Princeton police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.7% greater than the West Virginia average and 9.1% greater 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
Macclenny, FL6,3874542,8393,293
Cynthiana, KY6,3883112,4762,788
South Weber, UT6,3861441,7541,899
Kathleen, FL6,3854612,8823,344
Tellico Village, TN6,3852069281,134
Princeton, WV6,3876983,5734,271
Source: The Princeton, 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.