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Wellsburg, West Virginia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 92 total crimes reported in Wellsburg, West Virginia (4 of them violent). Of the 31 crimes that occur a year in Wellsburg, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wellsburg, West Virginia 31 times a year.

Total Crime in Wellsburg, West Virginia (2001, 2004, 2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 or 2007, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Wellsburg, West Virginia for 3 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Wellsburg increased by 31 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime did not change. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 3 years in Wellsburg. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than forty for Wellsburg, West Virginia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wellsburg, West Virginia (2001, 2004, 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 Wellsburg, West Virginia (2001, 2004, 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

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