Wheeling, WV Crime Rates & Statistics

Wheeling crime information

StatisticWheeling /100KWest Virginia /100KNational /100K
Violent crime368 (estimate)316387
Property crime2,439 (estimate)2,3652,859
Total crime index2,807 (estimate)2,6813,246
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  • The estimated Wheeling crime index is 4% higher than the West Virginia average and and the West Virginia crime index is 17% lower than the National average.
  • The estimated Wheeling violent crime rate is 16% higher than the West Virginia average and and the West Virginia violent crime rate is 18% lower than the National average.
  • The estimated Wheeling property crime rate is 3% higher than the West Virginia average and and the West Virginia property crime rate is 17% lower than the National average.

Wheeling police department

ItemWheelingWest VirginiaNational
Total police officers821,464511,598
Police officers /1000 residents2.82.62.8
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There are a total of 82 Wheeling police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.8% greater than the West Virginia average and 0.2% greater than the National average.

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  • Wheeling is safer than 27.2% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Wheeling is less than 15% of the cities in West Virginia.
  • The estimated chance of being a victim of a crime in Wheeling is 1 in 36.
  • The estimated chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Wheeling is 1 in 272.
  • The estimated chance of being a victim of a property crime in Wheeling is 1 in 42.

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Wheeling violent crime breakdown

CrimeWheelingWheeling /100KWest Virginia /100KNational /100K
Murdern/an/a45
Rapen/an/a2327
Robberyn/an/a45113
Assaultn/an/a245242
There was no crime data reported for this city.

Wheeling property crime breakdown

CrimeWheelingWheeling /100KWest Virginia /100KNational /100K
Burglaryn/an/a609670
Theftn/an/a1,6371,959
Vehichle theftn/an/a119230
There was no crime data reported for this city.

Sex offenders in West Virginia

StateTotal offendersWest Virginia /100KNational /100K
West Virginia3,180172192

There are a total of 3,180 sex offenders in West Virginia. This yields a total of 172 sex offenders in West Virginia per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

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Cities near Wheeling, WV

CityMilesCityMiles
Wheeling, WV0Neffs, OH6.8
Bethlehem, WV1.5Tiltonsville, OH6.9
Bridgeport, OH2.4Shadyside, OH7.4
Martins Ferry, OH2.4West Liberty, WV8.6
Benwood, WV4.4Glen Dale, WV8.9
Bellaire, OH4.5Moundsville, WV10.5
Yorkville, OH6St. Clairsville, OH10.7
McMechen, WV6Bethany, WV11.9
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