Reported Annual Crime In Athens

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are 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)835 (estimate)2,2032,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a4.75.3
Rapen/an/an/a43.841.7
Robberyn/an/an/a28.998.0
Assaultn/an/an/a273.4248.9
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)133 (estimate)351383
Burglaryn/an/an/a420.1430.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,266.61,694.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a165.3237.4
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)702 (estimate)1,8522,362

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Athens crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Athens is 70% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.29 daily crimes that occur in Athens.
  • Athens is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 120 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Athens has increased by 1%.

Compare Athens, WV Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Athens (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 752
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 143
The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 120

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 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Narrows, VA2,04351153204
Brush Fork, WV1,3591638621,025
Bluewell, WV2,1651849691,152
Rich Creek, VA7465321,3301,862
Glen Lyn, VA7902,5422,542
Peterstown, WV5204082,1552,563
Lashmeet, WV4624082,1552,564
Athens, WV1,070133702835

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Plainfield, WI1,0701619071,068
Mortons Gap, KY1,0701171,0991,216
La Vernia, TX1,0705393,1003,639
Guernsey, WY1,070109838947
Newell, IA1,0701309451,075
Athens, WV1,070133702835
Source: The Athens, WV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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