Reported Annual Crime In Beckley

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 peopleBeckley/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime983n/a (estimate)6,0551,7762,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBeckley/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a18.53.75.0
Rape24n/a147.836.142.6
Robbery11n/a67.831.786.2
Assault109n/a671.4218.5246.8
Violent crime147n/a (estimate)906290381
Burglary136n/a837.7296.5376.0
Theft669n/a4,121.01,049.61,594.6
Vehicle theft31n/a191.0139.5228.9
Property crime836n/a (estimate)5,1501,4862,200

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Beckley, WV. The total number of reported crimes in Beckley, WV is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Beckley, WV crime rate is 241% higher than the West Virginia average and is 135% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Beckley, WV has a violent crime rate that is 212% higher than the West Virginia average and 138% higher than the national average. For property crime, Beckley, WV is 247% higher than the West Virginia average and 134% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Beckley is 135% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.59 daily crimes that occur in Beckley.
  • Beckley is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Beckley you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Beckley has decreased by 31%.

Compare Beckley, WV Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Beckley (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Beckley, WV per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for West Virginia and on a national level. In Beckley, WV the total number of daily crimes is 3.41 times more than the West Virginia average and 2.35 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Beckley, WV is 3.12 times more than the West Virginia average and 2.38 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Beckley, WV has a daily crime rate that is 3.47 times more than the West Virginia average and 2.34 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Beckley (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Beckley, WV area in comparison to other West Virginia communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Beckley, WV being safer than 5% of cities in West Virginia and 5% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking West Virginia cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Beckley, WV. In conclusion, Beckley, WV now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Beckley

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Beckley is 1 in 111
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Beckley is 1 in 20
The chance of being a victim of crime in Beckley is 1 in 17
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Beckley, WV? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Beckley, WV your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 111. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 20 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Beckley, WV is 1 in 17.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Beckley, WV is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Beckley, WV has decreased by 28%, the amount of property crime in Beckley, WV has decreased by 32%, and the total amount of crime in Beckley, WV has decreased by 31% year to year.

Beckley police department

ItemBeckleyWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)651,642558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.73.03.3
There are a total of 65 Beckley police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.4% greater than the West Virginia average and 13.1% greater 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
Mabscott, WV1,29567346413
Shady Spring, WV3,38080409489
MacArthur, WV1,718108552660
Prosperity, WV1,350109556665
Bradley, WV1,797110562672
Coal City, WV1,644119612731
Mullens, WV1,701122627750
Beckley, WV17,3489065,1506,055

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Huntington, IN17,3405132,9253,437
Bristol, VA17,3402533,0883,341
Willimantic, CT17,339164769933
Marco Island, FL17,36133541574
Anoka, MN17,3251542,2362,390
Beckley, WV17,3489065,1506,055
Source: The Beckley, 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.
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