Reported Annual Crime In South Charleston

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 peopleSouth Charleston/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime624n/a (estimate)5,0501,7762,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Charleston/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.75.0
Rape10n/a80.936.142.6
Robbery4n/a32.431.786.2
Assault33n/a267.1218.5246.8
Violent crime47n/a (estimate)380290381
Burglary52n/a420.8296.5376.0
Theft503n/a4,070.61,049.61,594.6
Vehicle theft22n/a178.0139.5228.9
Property crime577n/a (estimate)4,6691,4862,200
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in South Charleston, WV for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in South Charleston, 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 South Charleston, WV crime rates are 184% higher than in comparison to the West Virginia mean and are 96% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, South Charleston, WV has a rate that is 31% higher than the West Virginia average; compared to the United States, it is equal to. Looking at crimes involving property, South Charleston, WV is 214% higher than its state's mean, and 112% higher than the country's average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in South Charleston is 96% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.83 daily crimes that occur in South Charleston.
  • South Charleston is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In South Charleston you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in South Charleston has decreased by 35%.

Compare South Charleston, WV Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In South Charleston (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in South Charleston, WV per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for West Virginia and on a national scale. In South Charleston, WV the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.84 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.96 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in South Charleston, WV is 1.31 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.00 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, South Charleston, WV has a constant daily crime rate that is 3.14 times more than the West Virginia average and 2.12 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is South Charleston (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of South Charleston, WV compared to every other city in West Virginia as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that South Charleston, WV ranks safer than 13% of every city located within West Virginia along with 9% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in West Virginia and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than South Charleston, WV. As a result, South Charleston, WV is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Charleston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Charleston is 1 in 263
The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Charleston is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in South Charleston is 1 in 20
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in South Charleston, WV? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in South Charleston, WV, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 263. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 22 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in South Charleston, WV is 1 in 20.

Year Over Year Crime In South Charleston (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in South Charleston, WV is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in South Charleston, WV has decreased by 46%, while the property crime rate in South Charleston, WV has decreased by 34% year over year. Summing up the numbers, South Charleston, WV has decreased by 35% with regards to total crimes year over year.

South Charleston police department

ItemSouth CharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)431,642558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.03.3
There are a total of 43 South Charleston police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6% greater than the West Virginia average and 1.3% 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
Winfield, WV2,30047241288
Pinch, WV2,82652266318
Eleanor, WV1,69182419501
Tornado, WV1,29486442529
Poca, WV1,01989454543
Alum Creek, WV1,94994483578
Coal Fork, WV1,06195488584
South Charleston, WV13,1823804,6695,050

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fort Mill, SC13,1811671,7621,928
Alexandria, MN13,1853712,8353,205
Tehachapi, CA13,1796612,2252,887
Clayton, OH13,172381,0221,060
St. Helens, OR13,1691521,4781,630
South Charleston, WV13,1823804,6695,050
Source: The South Charleston, 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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