Wheeling, WV Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Wheeling

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheeling/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,344 (estimate)2,4043,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheeling/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a35
Rapen/an/an/a3525
Robberyn/an/an/a35109
Assaultn/an/an/a227229
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)297 (estimate)300368
Burglaryn/an/an/a522610
Theftn/an/an/a1,4791,899
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a103221
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,047 (estimate)2,1042,731
The overall crime rate in Wheeling is 24% lower than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 6.42 daily crimes that occur in Wheeling.
Wheeling is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States.
In Wheeling you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Wheeling has decreased by 34%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wheeling

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wheeling is 1 in 337
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wheeling is 1 in 49
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wheeling is 1 in 43

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

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Clearview, WV565000
West Liberty, WV1,36506565
Benwood, WV1,2981440144
Beech Bottom, WV5300195195
Bethlehem, WV2,54178538616
Wheeling, WV28,6622972,0472,344

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Farmers Branch, TX28,6812203,5633,783
Northampton, MA28,6424552,7993,254
Mehlville, MO28,6152962,4212,718
Spring Valley, CA28,7114995,0185,517
Cedar City, UT28,7202672,3202,587
Wheeling, WV28,6622972,0472,344

Wheeling police department

ItemWheelingWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)841,642504,711
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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.