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Total crime 20%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 21%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePeterstown/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,067 (estimate)1,7762,580
Murdern/an/an/a3.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.142.6
Robberyn/an/an/a31.786.2
Assaultn/an/an/a218.5246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)337 (estimate)290381
Burglaryn/an/an/a296.5376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,049.61,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a139.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,729 (estimate)1,4862,200

Key findings

  • Peterstown crime rates are 20% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Peterstown are 11% lower than the national average
  • In Peterstown you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Peterstown is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Peterstown has decreased by 19%

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The Peterstown crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Peterstown as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Peterstown crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Peterstown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Peterstown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Peterstown is 1 in 297
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Peterstown is 1 in 58
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Peterstown is 1 in 49

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

      Peterstown police department

      ItemPeterstownWest VirginiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,642558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.03.3

      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

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      Narrows, VA2,04351359410
      Athens, WV1,070110563673
      Pembroke, VA1,078106884990
      Pearisburg, VA2,7141141,8541,967
      Union, WV4663391,7382,077
      Rich Creek, VA7462692,1512,419
      Peterstown, WV5203371,7292,067

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rocky Ridge, OH5203572,7763,133
      Troutville, VA5202512,0872,338
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      Aurora, NC5204993,2953,794
      Rowes Run, PA5204292,0892,518
      Peterstown, WV5203371,7292,067
      Source: The Peterstown, 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.