Reported Annual Crime In Huntington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHuntington/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,510n/a (estimate)5,2362,2032,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHuntington/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder16n/a33.44.75.3
Rape54n/a112.743.841.7
Robbery120n/a250.328.998.0
Assault238n/a496.5273.4248.9
Violent crime428n/a (estimate)893351383
Burglary599n/a1,249.7420.1430.4
Theft1,303n/a2,718.41,266.61,694.4
Vehicle theft180n/a375.5165.3237.4
Property crime2,082n/a (estimate)4,3441,8522,362
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Huntington, WV. The total number of reported crimes in Huntington, WV is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Huntington, WV crime rate is 138% higher than the West Virginia average and is 91% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Huntington, WV has a violent crime rate that is 155% higher than the West Virginia average and 133% higher than the national average. For property crime, Huntington, WV is 135% higher than the West Virginia average and 84% higher than the national average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Huntington is 91% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.35 daily crimes that occur in Huntington.
  • Huntington is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Huntington you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Huntington has increased by 87%.

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Daily Crime In Huntington (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Huntington, 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 Huntington, WV the total number of daily crimes is 2.38 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.91 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Huntington, WV is 2.55 times more than the West Virginia average and 2.33 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Huntington, WV has a daily crime rate that is 2.35 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.84 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Huntington (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in West Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Huntington, WV? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Huntington, WV has been ranked safer than 17% of other cities in the state of West Virginia. In addition, Huntington, WV is safer than 8% 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 Huntington, WV. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Huntington, WV is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Huntington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Huntington is 1 in 112
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Huntington is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Huntington is 1 in 20
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Huntington, WV? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Huntington, WV your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 112. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 24 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 Huntington, WV is 1 in 20.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Huntington, 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 Huntington, WV has increased by 123% and the rate of property crime in Huntington, WV has increased by 81%. The total crime rate in Huntington, WV has increased by 87% year to year.

Huntington police department

ItemHuntingtonWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1101,642558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.03.3
There are a total of 110 Huntington police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.3% less than the West Virginia average and 31.3% 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
Lavalette, WV1,17784442526
Lesage, WV1,228129680809
Bellefonte, KY78591860951
South Point, OH3,639251,0671,093
Westwood city, KY6081141,0771,191
Wayne, WV2,0441911,0081,199
Burlington, OH2,5141351,0971,233
Huntington, WV48,7358934,3445,236

Cities with similar population

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Sheboygan, WI48,8133311,6892,021
Murray, UT48,8344856,8647,349
Bedford, TX48,8642242,0582,282
McLean, VA48,86790775864
Covina, CA48,5393532,4242,778
Huntington, WV48,7358934,3445,236
Source: The Huntington, 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.