Reported Annual Crime In Weirton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWeirton/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime331n/a (estimate)1,7172,3582,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWeirton/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a5.23.84.9
Rape6n/a31.136.438.6
Robbery7n/a36.341.2101.9
Assault10n/a51.9256.4237.8
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)125338373
Burglary49n/a254.2497.3491.4
Theft249n/a1,292.01,401.31,775.4
Vehicle theft9n/a46.7121.4220.2
Property crime307n/a (estimate)1,5932,0202,487
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 27% lower than the rest of West Virginia while the rate of crime on a national scale is 40% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Weirton, WV is 63% lower than the average rate of crime in West Virginia and 67% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 21% lower than the remainder of the state of West Virginia and 36% 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.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Weirton is 40% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.71 daily crimes that occur in Weirton.
  • Weirton is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Weirton you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Weirton has increased by 13%.

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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 1.37 times less than the West Virginia average and 1.67 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Weirton, WV are 2.71 times less than than West Virginia and 2.99 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Weirton, WV are 1.27 times less than than West Virginia and 1.56 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 63% safer than other cities of West Virginia and 66% 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 804
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Weirton is 1 in 63
The chance of being a victim of crime in Weirton is 1 in 59
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 804 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 63. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Weirton, WV is 1 in 59.

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 increased by 36%, the amount of property crime in Weirton, WV has increased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in Weirton, WV has increased by 13% year to year.

Weirton police department

ItemWeirtonWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)391,642556,527
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 39.2% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Beech Bottom, WV7700199199
Toronto, OH4,96141164205
Follansbee, WV2,949126753879
Chester, WV2,564143854997
Bethany, WV1,1471458691,014
Weirton, WV19,5231251,5931,717

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lynbrook, NY19,5172671,1281,395
Evans, CO19,5352671,8802,147
Amherst Center, MA19,5435322,3032,835
Warrensburg, MO19,5482223,6073,830
Lorton, VA19,4971401,3301,470
Weirton, WV19,5231251,5931,717
Source: The Weirton, WV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.