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Elkins, West Virginia Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Elkins, West Virginia. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Elkins compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Elkins, West Virginia, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 2,103 total crimes reported in Elkins, West Virginia (217 of them violent). Of the 300 crimes that take place per year in Elkins, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Elkins, West Virginia 300 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 19 rapes, and at least one thousand thefts (including 69 car thefts).

Total Crime in Elkins, West Virginia (2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2001, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Elkins, West Virginia for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Elkins has been reduced by 36%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 10%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 7 years in Elkins. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Elkins, West Virginia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Elkins, West Virginia (2002-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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Crime Data Information

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