Reported Annual Crime In Wheeling

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheeling/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime935n/a (estimate)3,4022,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheeling/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.64.45.3
Rape12n/a43.735.940.4
Robbery30n/a109.139.3102.8
Assault223n/a811.3278.5248.5
Violent crime266n/a (estimate)968358386
Burglary183n/a665.8507.9468.9
Theft453n/a1,648.11,402.31,745.0
Vehicle theft33n/a120.1137.0236.9
Property crime669n/a (estimate)2,4342,0472,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Wheeling, WV for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Wheeling, WV is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Wheeling, WV crime rates are 41% higher than in comparison to the West Virginia mean and are 20% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Wheeling, WV has a rate that is 170% higher than the West Virginia average; compared to the United States, it is 151% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Wheeling, WV is 19% higher than its state's mean, and 1% lower than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
McMechen, WV1,686000
West Liberty, WV1,51764064
Benwood, WV1,28674074
Shadyside, OH3,8120162162
St. Clairsville, OH5,15179177255
Bethlehem, WV2,61641332373
Beech Bottom, WV7700605605
Wheeling, WV28,1299682,4343,402

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wheeling is 20% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.32 daily crimes that occur in Wheeling.
  • Wheeling is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wheeling you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wheeling has increased by 14%.

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Daily Crime In Wheeling (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Wheeling, WV for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for West Virginia as well as those across America as a whole. The Wheeling, WV total amount of daily offenses is 1.41 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.20 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Wheeling, WV is 2.70 times more than the West Virginia average, and it is 2.51 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Wheeling, WV has a daily crime figure that is 1.19 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.01 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Wheeling (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Wheeling, WV compared to other areas of West Virginia, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Wheeling, WV safer than 7% when compared to other West Virginia cities, and 6% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in West Virginia, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Wheeling, WV. At this time, Wheeling, WV sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wheeling

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wheeling is 1 in 104
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wheeling is 1 in 42
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wheeling is 1 in 30
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Wheeling, WV? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Wheeling, WV, then there is a 1 in 104 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 42. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 30 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Wheeling, WV.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Wheeling, WV is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Wheeling, WV has increased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Wheeling, WV has increased by 17% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Wheeling, WV has increased by 14% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Wheeling police department

ItemWheelingWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)841,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.03.03.3
There are a total of 84 Wheeling police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.2% less than the West Virginia average and 9.3% 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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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Crofton, MD28,1403731,8032,176
Winchester, NV28,1118703,3204,191
Oak Forest, IL28,1041501,0681,218
Magna, UT28,1823334,0444,377
Shaker Heights, OH28,0711301,1141,243
Wheeling, WV28,1299682,4343,402
Source: The Wheeling, 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.