Reported Annual Crime In Weirton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWeirton/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime231n/a (estimate)1,2122,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWeirton/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.45.3
Rape4n/a21.035.940.4
Robbery7n/a36.739.3102.8
Assault11n/a57.7278.5248.5
Violent crime22n/a (estimate)115358386
Burglary41n/a215.0507.9468.9
Theft152n/a797.21,402.31,745.0
Vehicle theft16n/a83.9137.0236.9
Property crime209n/a (estimate)1,0962,0472,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Weirton, WV is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Weirton, WV. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Weirton, WV averages 50% lower than the rest of West Virginia while the rate of crime on a national scale is 57% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Weirton, WV is 68% lower than the average rate of crime in West Virginia and 70% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 46% lower than the remainder of the state of West Virginia and 55% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Weirton, WV area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Toronto, OH5,087124330454
Beech Bottom, WV6040605605
Follansbee, WV2,905133763896
Chester, WV2,5811518661,017
Bethany, WV1,0291548811,035
New Cumberland, WV1,0901599111,070
Hooverson Heights, WV2,7521669471,112
Weirton, WV19,3071151,0961,212

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Weirton is 57% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.32 daily crimes that occur in Weirton.
  • Weirton is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Weirton you have a 1 in 83 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Weirton has decreased by 29%.

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Daily Crime In Weirton (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Weirton, WV is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for West Virginia and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Weirton, WV are 1.99 times less than the West Virginia average and 2.34 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Weirton, WV are 3.10 times less than than West Virginia and 3.35 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Weirton, WV are 1.87 times less than than West Virginia and 2.24 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Weirton (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Weirton, WV in comparison to other notable cities in the state of West Virginia as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Weirton, WV to other cities in the state and across the country, Weirton, WV is 69% safer than other cities of West Virginia and 73% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in West Virginia cities and all around the United States, Weirton, WV has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Weirton, WV crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Weirton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Weirton is 1 in 867
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Weirton is 1 in 92
The chance of being a victim of crime in Weirton is 1 in 83
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Weirton, 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 Weirton, WV, you have a 1 in 867 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 92. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Weirton, WV is 1 in 83.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Weirton, WV is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Weirton, WV has decreased by 8%, the amount of property crime in Weirton, WV has decreased by 31%, and the total amount of crime in Weirton, WV has decreased by 29% year to year.

Weirton police department

ItemWeirtonWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)391,642558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.03.3
There are a total of 39 Weirton police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.5% less than the West Virginia average and 39% 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.

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Weirton, WV19,3071151,0961,212
Source: The Weirton, 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.