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Crime rate in Huntington, West Virginia (WV): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Huntington, WV compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Huntington, WV

The 2019 crime rate in Huntington, WV is 450 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 93.8% U.S. cities. The 2019 Huntington crime rate fell by 19% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 4 - a decrease of 12 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Huntington has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Huntington, WV is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Huntington:

450.2
Ceredo:

29.9
Barboursville:

239.9
Kenova:

190.3
South Point:

77.3
Catlettsburg:

175.8
Ashland:

292.4
Wayne:

32.3
Ironton:

157.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Huntington by year

Type

2006

2007

2016

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(6.2)
3
(6.2)
16
(33.4)
4
(8.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
45
(91.4)
47
(96.6)
33
(68.0)
54
(112.7)
56
(122.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
180
(365.5)
181
(371.9)
125
(257.5)
120
(250.3)
59
(129.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
124
(251.8)
136
(279.4)
217
(447.1)
238
(496.5)
211
(462.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,208
(2,453)
1,268
(2,605)
N/A599
(1,250)
456
(998.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,321
(4,713)
2,061
(4,235)
1,497
(3,084)
1,303
(2,718)
1,147
(2,511)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
305
(619.4)
297
(610.2)
115
(236.9)
180
(375.5)
189
(413.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
9
(18.3)
27
(55.5)
20
(41.2)
17
(35.5)
21
(46.0)
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The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 181 registered sex offenders living in Huntington, West Virginia as of January 30, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Huntington is 267 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Huntington:

435.7
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2017
Huntington:

552.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Huntington:

432.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2007
Huntington:

434.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Huntington:

400.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Huntington:

394.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Huntington:

256.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Huntington:

232.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Huntington:

387.3
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2017
Huntington:

442.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2007
Huntington:

824.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Huntington:

819.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Huntington:

752.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Huntington:

470.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Huntington:

527.0
U.S. Average:

334.1
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 94 (92 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
West Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 100 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
West Virginia average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 100 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
West Virginia average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 116 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
West Virginia average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 120 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
West Virginia average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 110 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
West Virginia average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 110 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
West Virginia average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 112 (103 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
West Virginia average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 113 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
West Virginia average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 105 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
West Virginia average:

1.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 94 (88 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
West Virginia average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 92 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
West Virginia average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 93 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
West Virginia average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 94 (88 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
West Virginia average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 90 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
West Virginia average:

1.76

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Huntington, WV
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 25701, 25703.