B+
44%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
35%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
46%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
Franklin crime rates are not available from the FBI crime report. The FBI's uniform crime reporting program (UCR), gathers data from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies. The agencies include city, university, college, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies. When combined, they represent approximately 309 million American residents, or a 98% coverage rate of large metropolitan areas. This does result in approximately 20 million people who live in areas where the FBI does not provide crime reports. These areas tend to be smaller towns, villages or suburbs. Given that Franklin crime stats are not covered by the FBI crime reports, either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are calculated based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita, poverty rates, unemployment rates, educational achievement and population density. The Franklin crime estimates should be used at your own risk. Please be aware that the data displayed above is estimated and not officially reported by any agency. The Franklin crime map can also be used to view a visual display of crimes committed on a block group level.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFranklin/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,304 (estimate)1,5082,324
Murdern/an/an/a4.66.3
Rapen/an/an/a44.440.0
Robberyn/an/an/a10.066.1
Assaultn/an/an/a218.9268.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)240 (estimate)278370
Burglaryn/an/an/a190.2269.8
Theftn/an/an/a951.21,401.9
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a88.7282.7
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,064 (estimate)1,2301,954

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The Franklin crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Franklin as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Franklin crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Franklin crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Franklin crime rates are 44% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Franklin are 35% lower than the national average
      • In Franklin you have a 1 in 77 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Franklin is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Franklin has decreased by 14%

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        Daily Crime In Franklin (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Franklin

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Franklin is 1 in 416
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Franklin is 1 in 95
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Franklin is 1 in 77

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

        Franklin police department

        Item Franklin West Virginia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,642558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.03.3

        Sex offenders in West Virginia

        State Total offenders West Virginia /100K National /100K
        West Virginia4,917266266
        There are a total of 4,917 sex offenders in West Virginia. This yields a total of 266 sex offenders in West Virginia per 100,000 residents which is equal the national average.

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Franklin, WV5272401,0641,304

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        Franklin, WV5272401,0641,304
        Source: The Franklin, WV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.