Reported Annual Crime In Wellsburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWellsburg/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime47n/a (estimate)1,7502,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWellsburg/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.45.3
Rape0n/a0.035.940.4
Robbery1n/a37.239.3102.8
Assault2n/a74.5278.5248.5
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)112358386
Burglary8n/a298.0507.9468.9
Theft36n/a1,340.81,402.31,745.0
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0137.0236.9
Property crime44n/a (estimate)1,6392,0472,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
West Liberty, WV1,51764064
Toronto, OH4,961124330454
Beech Bottom, WV7700605605
Follansbee, WV2,949133763896
Bethany, WV1,1471548811,035
New Cumberland, WV1,1541599111,070
Hooverson Heights, WV2,6011669471,112
Wellsburg, WV2,7631121,6391,750

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wellsburg is 38% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.8 daily crimes that occur in Wellsburg.
  • Wellsburg is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wellsburg you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wellsburg has increased by 32%.

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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 895
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wellsburg is 1 in 62
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wellsburg is 1 in 58

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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Valentine, NE2,7636301,4002,030
Hooks, TX2,76201,4241,424
Electra, TX2,7641862,2632,449
Poplar-Cotton Center, CA2,7642791,6021,881
Green Forest, AR2,7625781,9502,528
Wellsburg, WV2,7631121,6391,750
Source: The Wellsburg, 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.