Reported Annual Crime In Moundsville

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 peopleMoundsville/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime229n/a (estimate)2,7211,7762,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMoundsville/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape4n/a47.536.142.6
Robbery1n/a11.931.786.2
Assault12n/a142.6218.5246.8
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)202290381
Burglary31n/a368.3296.5376.0
Theft173n/a2,055.41,049.61,594.6
Vehicle theft8n/a95.0139.5228.9
Property crime212n/a (estimate)2,5191,4862,200
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Moundsville, WV for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Moundsville, WV is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Moundsville, WV crime rates are 53% higher than in comparison to the West Virginia mean and are 5% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Moundsville, WV has a rate that is 30% lower than the West Virginia average; compared to the United States, it is 47% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Moundsville, WV is 70% higher than its state's mean, and 15% higher than the country's average.

Moundsville crime map

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Moundsville is 5% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.45 daily crimes that occur in Moundsville.
  • Moundsville is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Moundsville you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Moundsville has decreased by 30%.

Compare Moundsville, WV Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Moundsville (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Moundsville, WV is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for West Virginia and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Moundsville, WV are 1.53 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.05 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Moundsville, WV are 1.44 times less than than West Virginia and 1.88 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Moundsville, WV are 1.70 times more than than West Virginia and 1.15 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Moundsville (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Moundsville, WV area in comparison to other West Virginia communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Moundsville, WV being safer than 29% of cities in West Virginia and 33% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking West Virginia cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Moundsville, WV. In conclusion, Moundsville, WV now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Moundsville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Moundsville is 1 in 496
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Moundsville is 1 in 40
The chance of being a victim of crime in Moundsville is 1 in 37
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Moundsville, WV? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Moundsville, WV you have a 1 in 496 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Moundsville, WV.

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

A good indicator of whether Moundsville, WV is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Moundsville, WV has decreased by 42%, while the property crime rate in Moundsville, WV has decreased by 29% year over year. The number of total crimes in Moundsville, WV has decreased by 30% year over year.

Moundsville police department

ItemMoundsvilleWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)211,642558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.03.3
There are a total of 21 Moundsville police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.9% less than the West Virginia average and 30.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in West Virginia

StateTotal offendersWest Virginia /100KNational /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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bethlehem, WV2,48983424507
McMechen, WV1,665127652779
Glen Dale, WV1,495429358787
Benwood, WV1,385138707845
Powhatan Point, OH1,603114884998
Wolfhurst, OH1,1851391,0811,220
Shadyside, OH3,6371571,2211,378
Moundsville, WV8,8582022,5192,721

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kulpsville, PA8,859169822991
Cypress Gardens, FL8,8553522,0862,438
Fultondale, AL8,8544943,9304,424
Park Ridge, NJ8,85434169203
Mecca, CA8,8636273,3403,968
Moundsville, WV8,8582022,5192,721
Source: The Moundsville, WV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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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