Reported Annual Crime In Charles Town

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharles Town/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime82n/a (estimate)1,3532,2032,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharles Town/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.75.3
Rape0n/a0.043.841.7
Robbery0n/a0.028.998.0
Assault4n/a66.0273.4248.9
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)66351383
Burglary36n/a593.9420.1430.4
Theft41n/a676.31,266.61,694.4
Vehicle theft1n/a16.5165.3237.4
Property crime78n/a (estimate)1,2871,8522,362
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Charles Town, WV. All reported Charles Town, WV crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Charles Town, WV overall crime rate is 39% lower than in comparison to the West Virginia average; and is also 51% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Charles Town, WV, the rate is 81% lower than compared to the West Virginia average, and 83% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Charles Town, WV comes in at 31% lower than to the average seen in West Virginia, and 46% lower than the overall national average.

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The Charles Town crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Charles Town 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 Charles Town crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Charles Town is 51% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.71 daily crimes that occur in Charles Town.
  • Charles Town is safer than 43% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Charles Town you have a 1 in 74 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Charles Town has increased by 203%.

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Daily Crime In Charles Town (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Charles Town, 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 Charles Town, WV the total number of daily crimes is 1.63 times less than the West Virginia average and 2.03 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Charles Town, WV is 5.31 times less than the West Virginia average and 5.80 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Charles Town, WV has a daily crime rate that is 1.44 times less than the West Virginia average and 1.84 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Charles Town (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in West Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Charles Town, WV? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Charles Town, WV has been ranked safer than 59% of other cities in the state of West Virginia. In addition, Charles Town, WV is safer than 43% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all West Virginia and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Charles Town, WV. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Charles Town, WV is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Charles Town

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Charles Town is 1 in 1516
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charles Town is 1 in 78
The chance of being a victim of crime in Charles Town is 1 in 74
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Charles Town, WV? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Charles Town, WV, you have a 1 in 1516 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 78. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Charles Town, WV is 1 in 74.

Year Over Year Crime In Charles Town (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Charles Town, WV is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Charles Town, WV has increased by 94% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 212% year over year. Total crimes for Charles Town, WV has increased by 203% in the same time frame.

Charles Town police department

ItemCharles TownWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)171,642558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.03.3
There are a total of 17 Charles Town police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.2% greater than the West Virginia average and 2% 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
Shepherdstown, WV1,57849260309
Bolivar, WV1,22568360428
Shannondale, WV3,31982432513
Purcellville, VA8,914102501603
Inwood, WV2,84298518616
Lovettsville, VA2,09667581649
Boyce, VA1,01371609680
Charles Town, WV5,682661,2871,353

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Vine Grove, KY5,68001,1071,107
Gustine, CA5,6845631,4492,012
Luling, TX5,6795871,7782,365
Monaca, PA5,6781801,5991,778
Charles Town, WV5,682661,2871,353
Source: The Charles Town, WV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.