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Mcdowell County, West Virginia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2007 there were 1,442 total crimes reported in Mcdowell County, West Virginia (174 of them violent). Of the 206 crimes that transpire each year in Mcdowell County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mcdowell County, West Virginia 206 times a year. This includes 4 murders, 1 rape, and close to nine hundred thefts (including 99 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Mcdowell County, West Virginia (2001-2007)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2008, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Mcdowell County, West Virginia for 7 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Mcdowell County has climbed by 37 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 52 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over these years in Mcdowell County.

Crime Trends in Mcdowell County, West Virginia (2001-2007)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Mcdowell County, West Virginia (2001-2007)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Mcdowell County, West Virginia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Mcdowell County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.

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