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Reported Annual Crime In Welch

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWelch/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,697 (estimate)2,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWelch/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a4.45.3
Rapen/an/an/a35.940.4
Robberyn/an/an/a39.3102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a278.5248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)253 (estimate)358386
Burglaryn/an/an/a507.9468.9
Theftn/an/an/a1,402.31,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a137.0236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,445 (estimate)2,0472,451

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Welch is 40% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.65 daily crimes that occur in Welch.
  • Welch is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Welch you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Welch has increased by 5%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Welch

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Welch is 1 in 396
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Welch is 1 in 70
The chance of being a victim of crime in Welch is 1 in 59

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

Welch police department

ItemWelchWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)81,642558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.43.03.3
There are a total of 8 Welch police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.6% greater than the West Virginia average and 4% greater 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
Pocahontas, VA2990532532
Mullens, WV1,7011518641,015
War, WV1,0442011,1491,350
Corinne, WV1412791,5971,876
Pineville, WV5573602,0592,419
New Richmond, WV2704902,8003,290
Justice, WV4135192,9653,484
Welch, WV3,0432531,4451,697

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Orchard City, CO3,0432111,6891,901
Santa Rosa, NM3,0434172,2722,688
Pleasant Valley, MO3,0431951,3341,529
Parker, AZ3,0432651,6791,944
Niantic, CT3,04292736828
Welch, WV3,0432531,4451,697
Source: The Welch, 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.