Charles Town, WV Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
63
Total Crimes
1,028.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-56.14%
Below National Average
15 out of 45
In West Virginia
3,322 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Charles Town, WV?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Charles Town is 1,028.9 per 100,000 people. That's -56.14% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -41.38% lower than the West Virginia total crime rate of 1,755.3 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Charles Town SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8
Amenities
7
Education
8
Commute
3

How Does Charles Town Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Charles Town
/ 100k People
West Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 63 1,028.9 1,755.3 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 6.6 6.5
Robbery 2 32.7 20.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 6 98.0 282.1 279.7
Violent Crime 9 147.0 355.9 387.8
Burglary 23 375.6 273.3 314.2
Larceny 29 473.6 998.9 1,398.0
Car Theft 2 32.7 127.2 246.0
Property Crime 54 881.9 1,399.4 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Charles Town

9
Violent Crimes
147.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-62.10%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 680.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Charles Town each year. That compares to a 1 in 281.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Charles Town is 147.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -62.10% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -58.70% lower than the West Virginia violent crime rate of 355.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Charles Town

54
Property Crimes
881.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
-54.96%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 113.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Charles Town each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Charles Town is 881.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -54.96% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -36.98% lower than the West Virginia property crime rate of 1,399.4 per 100,000 people.

Charles Town Crime Compared To West Virginia Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in West Virginia.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.
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