Reported Annual Crime In Chester

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 peopleChester/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,002 (estimate)2,2032,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/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)160 (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)842 (estimate)1,8522,362

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chester is 64% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.74 daily crimes that occur in Chester.
  • Chester is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 100 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chester has not changed.

Compare Chester, WV Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Chester (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Chester (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chester

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chester is 1 in 627
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 119
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 100

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

Chester police department

ItemChesterWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)71,642558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.03.3
There are a total of 7 Chester police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.3% less than the West Virginia average and 16.4% 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
Shippingport, PA153000
Toronto, OH5,087291415706
Big Beaver, PA1,955127669796
Industry, PA1,836134704838
West Mayfield, PA1,345143751894
Ohioville, PA3,478146789935
New Cumberland, WV1,090154813967
Chester, WV2,5811608421,002

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
West Branch, IA2,581211211423
East Williston, NY2,58156237293
Chester Heights, PA2,58172380452
Horseheads North, NY2,581172730902
Cle Elum, WA2,5802763,1783,454
Chester, WV2,5811608421,002
Source: The Chester, 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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