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Shinnston, West Virginia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 197 total crimes reported in Shinnston, West Virginia (25 of them violent). Of the 39 crimes that transpire each year in Shinnston, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Shinnston, West Virginia 39 times a year.

Total Crime in Shinnston, West Virginia (2003-2004, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2005, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Shinnston, West Virginia for 5 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Shinnston has climbed by 44 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 550 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 5 years in Shinnston. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit sixty for Shinnston, West Virginia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Shinnston, West Virginia (2003-2004, 2006-2008)

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 cities like Shinnston, West Virginia (2003-2004, 2006-2008)

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

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