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Williamstown, West Virginia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 376 total crimes reported in Williamstown, West Virginia (20 of them violent). Of the 47 crimes that occur a year in Williamstown, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Williamstown, West Virginia 47 times a year.

Total Crime in Williamstown, 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

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Williamstown, West Virginia for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Williamstown decreased by 52 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 300 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 8 years in Williamstown. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to forty for Williamstown, West Virginia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Williamstown, West Virginia (2001-2008)

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

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Crime Data Information

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