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Welch, West Virginia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2007 there were 832 total crimes reported in Welch, West Virginia (95 of them violent). Of the 119 crimes that transpire each year in Welch, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Welch, West Virginia 119 times a year.

Total Crime in Welch, 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 Welch, West Virginia for 7 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Welch has diminished by 30 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 60 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over these years in Welch.

Crime Trends in Welch, 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 cities like Welch, 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

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