Reported Annual Crime In Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,182 (estimate)2,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/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)176 (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)1,006 (estimate)2,0472,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Nutter Fort, WV1,388124710834
Lumberport, WV1,052145830975
Stonewood, WV1,962148846994
West Union, WV1,1771749951,170
Despard, WV1,4431821,0431,225
Shinnston, WV2,4763708781,248
Lost Creek, WV4753662,0922,458
Salem, WV1,8611761,0061,182

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 58% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.24 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 85 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has increased by 2%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 569
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 100
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 85

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

Salem police department

ItemSalemWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.63.03.3
There are a total of 1 Salem police officers. This results in 0.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 79.3% less than the West Virginia average and 80.8% 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
Westville, OK1,8601933,0893,282
Flora, MS1,862979631,061
Hughesville, PA1,860143717860
Shannon, GA1,8622001,5101,710
Warsaw, KY1,860591,1791,237
Salem, WV1,8611761,0061,182
Source: The Salem, 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.