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CHARLESTON, WV | Crime Rates

CHARLESTON is a region located in WV, and has a population of 51,466. This region is policed by CHARLESTON POLICE DEPARTMENT.

CHARLESTON has an overall crime rate of 9,515 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in CHARLESTON is 1 in 11 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for CHARLESTON for the previous 2 years was 8,289 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for CHARLESTON has been increasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) CHARLESTON USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 9,515 4,506
Murder Rate 10.1 6
Robbery Rate 233 148
Rape Rate 45 30
Assault Rate 3,371 644
Burglary Rate 1,234 726
Forced Entry Rate N/A 417
Larceny Rate 4,347 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 276 362

Policing Statistics

CHARLESTON USA
Overall Clearance 18% 28%
Homicide Clearance 30% 56%
Assault Clearance 26% 52%
Rape Clearance 9% 38%
Robbery Clearance 12% 23%
Burglary Clearance 4% 12%
Larceny Clearance 18% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 3% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 0 sex offender(s) in CHARLESTON. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 0 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in CHARLESTON. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for West Virginia see https://apps.wv.gov/StatePolice/SexOffender/Disclaimer.aspx

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. Insideprison.com is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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