Reported Annual Crime In Wellsburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWellsburg/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime36n/a (estimate)1,3292,3582,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWellsburg/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.84.9
Rape0n/a0.036.438.6
Robbery1n/a36.941.2101.9
Assault1n/a36.9256.4237.8
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)74338373
Burglary13n/a480.1497.3491.4
Theft18n/a664.71,401.31,775.4
Vehicle theft3n/a110.8121.4220.2
Property crime34n/a (estimate)1,2562,0202,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wellsburg is 54% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.64 daily crimes that occur in Wellsburg.
  • Wellsburg is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wellsburg you have a 1 in 76 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wellsburg has increased by 59%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wellsburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wellsburg is 1 in 1355
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wellsburg is 1 in 80
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wellsburg is 1 in 76

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

Wellsburg police department

ItemWellsburgWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)61,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.03.3
There are a total of 6 Wellsburg police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.7% less than the West Virginia average and 33.9% 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
West Liberty, WV1,51706262
Beech Bottom, WV7700199199
Toronto, OH4,96141164205
Claysville, PA769123494617
Follansbee, WV2,949126753879
Wellsburg, WV2,763741,2561,329

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Valentine, NE2,7632861,1801,466
Poplar-Cotton Center, CA2,7642671,6431,910
Whitfield, FL2,762119725844
Diamond, IL2,7640721721
Green Forest, AR2,7626842,0172,701
Wellsburg, WV2,763741,2561,329
Source: The Wellsburg, 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.