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Total crime 77%
Violent crime 75%
Property crime 78%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWilliamstown/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)564 (estimate)1,9002,489
Murdern/an/an/a4.45.0
Rapen/an/an/a42.142.6
Robberyn/an/an/a21.181.6
Assaultn/an/an/a249.1250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)94 (estimate)317379
Burglaryn/an/an/a328.7340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,119.71,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a135.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)470 (estimate)1,5832,110

Key findings

  • Williamstown crime rates are 77% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Williamstown are 75% lower than the national average
  • In Williamstown you have a 1 in 178 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Williamstown is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Williamstown has increased by 7%

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      Daily Crime In Williamstown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Williamstown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Williamstown is 1 in 1062
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Williamstown is 1 in 213
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Williamstown is 1 in 178

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

      Williamstown police department

      ItemWilliamstownWest VirginiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)61,642558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.03.3
      There are a total of 6 Williamstown police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32% less than the West Virginia average and 36.6% 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
      Boaz, WV1,50454272326
      Washington, WV1,24573363435
      Lubeck, WV1,272105526631
      Devola, OH2,59080559639
      Blennerhassett, WV2,879111555666
      St. Marys, WV1,801112558669
      Belmont, WV1,031126628754
      Williamstown, WV2,94594470564

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chaffee, MO2,9452491,3261,575
      Oostburg, WI2,943126634760
      Wellton, AZ2,9471641,0171,181
      Graymoor-Devondale, KY2,942341,3441,378
      Chevy Chase town, MD2,94871306377
      Williamstown, WV2,94594470564
      Source: The Williamstown, WV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.