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Crime rate in Charles Town, 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 Charles Town, WV compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Charles Town, WV

The 2019 crime rate in Charles Town, WV is 139 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.9 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 53.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 Charles Town crime rate rose by 57% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Charles Town has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Charles Town, WV is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Charles Town:

139.0
Harpers Ferry:

8.2
Shepherdstown:

39.8
Berryville:

39.0
Brunswick:

138.2
Purcellville:

37.6
Martinsburg:

240.2
Winchester:

252.6
Boonsboro:

27.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Charles Town by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(46.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(82.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.0)
1
(16.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.8)
1
(23.3)
1
(20.0)
2
(36.9)
1
(17.2)
7
(116.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.0)
4
(64.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(134.9)
7
(174.4)
7
(163.4)
7
(139.9)
8
(147.6)
1
(17.2)
4
(66.3)
4
(66.0)
6
(99.0)
3
(48.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(350.7)
19
(473.5)
27
(630.4)
23
(459.5)
18
(332.0)
7
(120.4)
61
(1,012)
36
(593.9)
13
(214.5)
30
(486.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
74
(1,996)
77
(1,919)
85
(1,985)
80
(1,598)
51
(940.8)
17
(292.3)
74
(1,227)
41
(676.3)
22
(363.0)
43
(696.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(134.9)
5
(124.6)
6
(140.1)
8
(159.8)
2
(36.9)
0
(0.0)
6
(99.5)
1
(16.5)
2
(33.0)
2
(32.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.6)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index163.7169.7211.8142.9104.428.7242.383.188.3139.0

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.




According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Charles Town, West Virginia as of January 28, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Charles Town is 194 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Charles Town:

105.3
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Charles Town:

99.0
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Charles Town:

33.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Charles Town:

174.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Charles Town:

17.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2013
Charles Town:

92.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2009
Charles Town:

79.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Charles Town:

140.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Charles Town:

112.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Charles Town:

94.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2003
Charles Town:

50.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Charles Town:

136.9
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Charles Town:

66.0
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Charles Town:

155.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Charles Town:

278.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Charles Town:

38.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2013
Charles Town:

119.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Charles Town:

195.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Charles Town:

246.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Charles Town:

209.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Charles Town:

190.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2003
Charles Town:

47.1
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: 19 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
West Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
West Virginia average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
West Virginia average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
West Virginia average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
West Virginia average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
West Virginia average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 17 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
West Virginia average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 18 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
West Virginia average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 18 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
West Virginia average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 18 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.00
West Virginia average:

1.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 20 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.24
West Virginia average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 19 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.50
West Virginia average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 18 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.16
West Virginia average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.50
West Virginia average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 19 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.50
West Virginia average:

1.76

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Charles Town, WV
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 25414, 25438.