South Charleston, WV Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
624
Total Crimes
5,049.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
103.89%
Above National Average
40 out of 44
In West Virginia
9,261 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in South Charleston, WV?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in South Charleston is 5,049.8 per 100,000 people. That's 103.89% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 165.78% higher than the West Virginia total crime rate of 1,900.0 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.

South Charleston SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9.5

How Does South Charleston Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
South Charleston
/ 100k People
West Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 624 5,049.8 1,900.0 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 4 32.4 21.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 33 267.1 249.1 250.2
Violent Crime 47 380.4 316.6 366.7
Burglary 52 420.8 328.7 340.5
Larceny 503 4,070.6 1,119.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 22 178.0 135.0 219.9
Property Crime 577 4,669.4 1,583.4 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In South Charleston

47
Violent Crimes
380.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
3.72%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 262.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in South Charleston each year. That compares to a 1 in 315.9 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in South Charleston is 380.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 3.72% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 20.13% higher than the West Virginia violent crime rate of 316.6 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In South Charleston

577
Property Crimes
4,669.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
121.31%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 21.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in South Charleston each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in South Charleston is 4,669.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 121.31% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 194.91% higher than the West Virginia property crime rate of 1,583.4 per 100,000 people.

South Charleston Crime Compared To West Virginia Average

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

Crime In Cities Around South Charleston

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Charleston, WV 47,470 3,184 6,707.4 6,010.1 697.3
St. Albans, WV 9,956 337 3,384.9 3,053.4 331.5
Dunbar, WV 7,262 343 4,723.2 4,117.3 605.9
Nitro, WV 6,406 235 3,668.4 3,434.3 234.2
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