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Total crime 74%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 74%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)673 (estimate)1,7762,580
Murdern/an/an/a3.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.142.6
Robberyn/an/an/a31.786.2
Assaultn/an/an/a218.5246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)110 (estimate)290381
Burglaryn/an/an/a296.5376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,049.61,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a139.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)563 (estimate)1,4862,200

Key findings

  • Athens crime rates are 74% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Athens are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 149 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Athens is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Athens has decreased by 19%

Athens crime map

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The Athens crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Athens as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Athens crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 910
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 178
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 149

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

      Athens police department

      ItemAthensWest VirginiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11,642558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.03.03.3
      There are a total of 1 Athens police officers. This results in 1.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 68.6% less than the West Virginia average and 70.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in West Virginia

      StateTotal offendersWest Virginia /100KNational /100K
      West Virginia4,917266266
      There are a total of 4,917 sex offenders in West Virginia. This yields a total of 266 sex offenders in West Virginia per 100,000 residents which is equal the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Narrows, VA2,04351359410
      Brush Fork, WV1,359135691826
      Bluewell, WV2,165152777929
      Princeton, WV6,0562761,4161,693
      Bluefield, WV10,3669401,0521,992
      Peterstown, WV5203371,7292,067
      Lashmeet, WV4623371,7292,067
      Athens, WV1,070110563673

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Newell, IA1,070111753864
      Springville, IA1,07092626718
      Crivitz, WI1,070136719855
      Bolivar, OH1,070104811916
      Plainfield, WI1,070148783931
      Athens, WV1,070110563673
      Source: The Athens, WV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.