Reported Annual Crime In Benwood

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 peopleBenwood/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,048 (estimate)2,2032,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBenwood/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)167 (estimate)351394
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)881 (estimate)1,8522,362

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Benwood is 62% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.87 daily crimes that occur in Benwood.
  • Benwood is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Benwood you have a 1 in 96 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Benwood has increased by 617%.

Compare Benwood, WV Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Benwood (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Benwood (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Benwood

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Benwood is 1 in 599
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Benwood is 1 in 114
The chance of being a victim of crime in Benwood is 1 in 96

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

Benwood police department

ItemBenwoodWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)101,642558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents7.13.03.3
There are a total of 10 Benwood police officers. This results in 7.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 134.8% greater than the West Virginia average and 118.7% 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
St. Clairsville, OH5,11720177196
Bethlehem, WV2,489100529629
Bethany, WV1,029152803955
McMechen, WV1,665154813967
West Liberty, WV1,775157828984
Powhatan Point, OH1,6031219831,104
Bellaire, OH4,1891939391,132
Benwood, WV1,3851678811,048

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wendover, UT1,3851341,5611,695
Ironton, MO1,385731,9792,053
Beaverdale, IA1,385114825939
Salix, PA1,385128672800
Como, MS1,3861091,0391,147
Benwood, WV1,3851678811,048
Source: The Benwood, 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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