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Criminal statistics for the state of West Virginia

Total Crime - In 2006, West Virginia had a Total Crime Index of 2901.2 incidents per 100,000 individuals. This figure was down 0.2% from the previous year in 2005. The Total Crime Index was up a 25 year high of 32.4% in 1987. West Virginia's Total Crime Index has slowly been increasing during the past 25 years.
Violent Crime - West Virginia had a Violent Crime Index of 279.7 reported incidents per 100,000 people in 2006. This number was up 2.1% from 2005. The Violent Crime Index was up 112.8% since 1988, but down 20.3% since 1999. West Virginia's Violent Crime Index has drastically rising during the past 25 years.
Property Crime - West Virginia's 2006 Property Crime Index was 2621.5 reported incidents per one hundred thousand people. This figure was down 0.5% from the prior year. The Property Crime Index was up a 25 year high of 27.6% in 1987. West Virginia's Property Crime Index has gradually been increasing during the past 25 years.
Murder Rate - The 2006 West Virginia Murder Rate was 4.1 reported incidents per one hundred thousand individuals. This figure was down 8.9% from the previous year in 2005. The Murder Rate was up 86.3% since 2001, but down 42.3% since 1980. West Virginia's Murder Rate has been steadily declining during the past 25 years.
Forced Rape - In 2006, West Virginia's Forcible Rape Index was 21.4 reported incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was up 15.6% from the previous year in 2005. The Forcible Rape Index was up 59.7% since 1983, but down 9.4% since 1990. West Virginia's Forcible Rape Index has significantly increased in the past 25 years.
Robbery - The Robbery Index in 2006 for West Virginia was 46.9 incidents per 100,000 individuals. This figure was up 4.2% from the previous year in 2005. The Robbery Index was up 50.3% since 1987, but down 6.6% since 1981. West Virginia's Robbery Index has changed slightly during the past 25 years, increasing slightly.
Aggravated Assault - West Virginia's Aggravated Assault Index in 2006 was 207.3 reported incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was up 0.6% from the previous year, 2005. The Aggravated Assault Index was up 181.6% since 1988, but down 28.8% since 1999. West Virginia's Aggravated Assault Index has drastically increased during the past 25 years.
Burglary - In 2006, West Virginia had a Burglary Index of 634.1 incidents per hundred thousand individuals. This figure was up 1.4% from the previous year, 2005. The Burglary Index was up 18.9% since 2001, but down 18.2% since 1981. West Virginia's Burglary Index has been slowly dropping during the past 25 years.
Larceny Theft - The 2006 Larceny Theft Index of West Virginia was 1771.8 incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was down 1.5% from the previous year, 2005. The Larceny Theft Index was up a 25 year high of 37.5% in 1987. West Virginia's Larceny Theft Index has been steadily growing during the past 25 years.
Motor Vehicle Theft - The Motor Vehicle Theft Index in 2006 for West Virginia was 215.6 reported incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was down 1.5% from the previous year in 2005. The Motor Vehicle Theft Index was up 40% since 1990, but down 0.2% since 2002. West Virginia's Motor Vehicle Theft Index has gradually been increasing during the past 25 years.