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Point Pleasant, West Virginia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,881 total crimes reported in Point Pleasant, West Virginia (97 of them violent). Of the 235 crimes that take place per year in Point Pleasant, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Point Pleasant, West Virginia 235 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 4 rapes, and at least one thousand thefts (including 103 car thefts).

Total Crime in Point Pleasant, West Virginia (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, 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 Point Pleasant, West Virginia for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Point Pleasant has risen by 2%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 21%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 8 years in Point Pleasant. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least two hundred for Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Point Pleasant, West Virginia (2001-2008)

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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You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Point Pleasant, West Virginia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Point Pleasant 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.