Reported Annual Crime In Bridgeport

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 peopleBridgeport/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime292n/a (estimate)3,4762,2032,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBridgeport/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.75.3
Rape3n/a35.743.841.7
Robbery1n/a11.928.998.0
Assault20n/a238.1273.4248.9
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)286351394
Burglary22n/a261.9420.1430.4
Theft237n/a2,821.11,266.61,694.4
Vehicle theft9n/a107.1165.3237.4
Property crime268n/a (estimate)3,1901,8522,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Bridgeport, WV is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Bridgeport, WV. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Bridgeport, WV averages 58% higher than the rest of West Virginia while the rate of crime on a national scale is 26% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Bridgeport, WV is 19% lower than the average rate of crime in West Virginia and 27% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 72% higher than the remainder of the state of West Virginia and 35% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Bridgeport, WV area.
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The Bridgeport crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport is 26% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.52 daily crimes that occur in Bridgeport.
  • Bridgeport is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bridgeport you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bridgeport has increased by 27%.

Compare Bridgeport, WV Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Bridgeport (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Bridgeport, 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 Bridgeport, WV the total number of daily crimes is 1.58 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.26 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Bridgeport, WV is 1.23 times less than the West Virginia average and 1.38 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Bridgeport, WV has a daily crime rate that is 1.72 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.35 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Bridgeport (higher is better)

How safe is Bridgeport, WV compared to other cities in West Virginia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Bridgeport, WV is safer than 32% of the cities in West Virginia and 31% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in West Virginia and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Bridgeport, WV. Overall, Bridgeport, WV is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bridgeport

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bridgeport is 1 in 351
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bridgeport is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bridgeport is 1 in 29
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Bridgeport, WV? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Bridgeport, WV your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 351. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 32 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 Bridgeport, WV is 1 in 29.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Bridgeport, WV is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Bridgeport, WV has increased by 100% and the rate of property crime in Bridgeport, WV has increased by 23%. The total crime rate in Bridgeport, WV has increased by 27% year to year.

Bridgeport police department

ItemBridgeportWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)311,642558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.83.03.3
There are a total of 31 Bridgeport police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.8% greater than the West Virginia average and 16.3% 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
Grafton, WV5,1560156156
Barrackville, WV1,221110583693
Pleasant Valley, WV3,181122644766
Nutter Fort, WV1,698128676804
Stonewood, WV1,901138730868
Shinnston, WV2,432142751893
Monongah, WV1,084145765910
Bridgeport, WV8,3642863,1903,476

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mount Rainier, MD8,3645152,2892,804
Lansdowne, MD8,3656482,8783,526
Highland Heights, OH8,366711,5651,636
Oak Hills Place, LA8,3661951,1811,377
Guntersville, AL8,3603782,1312,509
Bridgeport, WV8,3642863,1903,476
Source: The Bridgeport, 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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