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Fairmont, West Virginia Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Fairmont, West Virginia. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Fairmont compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Fairmont, West Virginia, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 3,064 total crimes reported in Fairmont, West Virginia (301 of them violent). Of the 511 crimes that occur a year in Fairmont, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Fairmont, West Virginia every 17 hours. This includes 3 murders, 28 rapes, and more than two thousand thefts (including 232 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Fairmont, West Virginia (1999, 2002, 2004-2006, 2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2000, 2001, 2003 or 2007, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Fairmont, West Virginia for 6 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Fairmont decreased by 8 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 38 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 6 years in Fairmont. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to five hundred for Fairmont, West Virginia in 2009.

Crime Trends Fairmont, West Virginia (1999, 2002, 2004-2006, 2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Fairmont, West Virginia (1999, 2002, 2004-2006, 2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Fairmont, West Virginia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 1999, due to changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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