Crime rates in Charleston by year

Type

2002

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(13.2)
15
(29.1)
7
(13.5)
2
(3.9)
4
(7.9)
3
(6.0)
5
(10.0)
5
(9.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
25
(47.0)
16
(31.0)
16
(30.9)
19
(37.1)
14
(27.7)
21
(41.9)
18
(36.0)
23
(44.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
162
(304.3)
157
(304.6)
128
(247.4)
112
(218.7)
131
(259.4)
125
(249.3)
128
(256.1)
120
(233.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
359
(674.4)
612
(1,187.5)
404
(781.0)
375
(732.1)
423
(837.5)
443
(883.7)
384
(768.4)
362
(703.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
838
(1,574.3)
951
(1,845.3)
818
(1,581.3)
729
(1,423.2)
601
(1,189.9)
608
(1,212.8)
636
(1,272.6)
635
(1,233.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,615
(4,912.6)
2,657
(5,155.6)
2,712
(5,242.8)
2,603
(5,081.9)
2,235
(4,424.9)
2,177
(4,342.5)
1,813
(3,627.7)
2,234
(4,340.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
457
(858.5)
418
(811.1)
306
(591.6)
227
(443.2)
215
(425.7)
212
(422.9)
176
(352.2)
140
(272.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
54
(101.4)
36
(69.9)
28
(54.1)
14
(27.3)
33
(65.3)
34
(67.8)
16
(32.0)
31
(60.2)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.3)595.0726.2581.2525.6516.5527.0484.3489.6

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 209 registered sex offenders living in Charleston, West Virginia as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Charleston to the number of sex offenders is 244 to 1.


See how dangerous Charleston, WV is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Charleston:

489.6
South Charleston:

334.5
Dunbar:

226.1
Marmet:

142.4
Chesapeake:

24.7
St. Albans:

243.9
Nitro:

176.8
Poca:

30.2
East Bank:

34.6
Violent crime rate in 2011
Charleston:

476.0
U.S. Average:

214.1
Violent crime rate in 2009
Charleston:

508.1
U.S. Average:

238.0
Violent crime rate in 2008
Charleston:

554.7
U.S. Average:

252.4
Violent crime rate in 2007
Charleston:

529.3
U.S. Average:

259.7
Violent crime rate in 2006
Charleston:

465.2
U.S. Average:

264.1
Violent crime rate in 2005
Charleston:

511.6
U.S. Average:

258.9
Violent crime rate in 2004
Charleston:

746.9
U.S. Average:

256.0
Violent crime rate in 2002
Charleston:

503.1
U.S. Average:

272.2
Property crime rate in 2011
Charleston:

451.2
U.S. Average:

273.5
Property crime rate in 2009
Charleston:

437.0
U.S. Average:

285.6
Property crime rate in 2008
Charleston:

467.7
U.S. Average:

302.2
Property crime rate in 2007
Charleston:

467.7
U.S. Average:

309.2
Property crime rate in 2006
Charleston:

541.1
U.S. Average:

317.3
Property crime rate in 2005
Charleston:

596.5
U.S. Average:

322.3
Property crime rate in 2004
Charleston:

669.3
U.S. Average:

327.4
Property crime rate in 2002
Charleston:

616.3
U.S. Average:

336.9

Murders per 100,000 population

Rapes per 100,000 population

Robberies per 100,000 population

Assaults per 100,000 population

Burglaries per 100,000 population

Thefts per 100,000 population

Auto thefts per 100,000 population

Arson per 100,000 population

City-data.com crime index per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 182 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.10
West Virginia average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 185 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
West Virginia average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 187 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.13
West Virginia average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 201 (175 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.44
West Virginia average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 202 (179 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.58
West Virginia average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 208 (180 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.56
West Virginia average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 211 (183 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.61
West Virginia average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 204 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.46
West Virginia average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 189 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
West Virginia average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 189 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.11
West Virginia average:

1.76


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Charleston

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents)

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents) - Officers

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