Browse West virginia Police Arrest Records Directory

The Mountain State (Appalachian Mountains), West Virginia, with its 1,854,304 residents, keeps police busy, with 5869 arrests in 2014. Among those arrests were 76 for prostitution, 5,994 for drug abuse violations, 4,723 for DUI and 42 for murder and non-negligent manslaughter. How does it compare to national statistics? There were nearly 100,000 arrests nationwide for violent crimes in these categories reported by the FBI in 2012, and three large states: California, Texas and Florida each log as many as 1,000 arrests for murder and non-negligent manslaughter each year while those with the lowest violent crime rates are small states like South Dakota, Wyoming, Maine, Hawaii and Vermont, each with fewer than 24 such arrests in 2012. That's similar to non-rape sex crime arrests, which were TABLE 69 SEX CRIMES in West Virginia and in the thousands in big states like California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Wisconsin (but California has many more than most with over 9,700 sex crime arrests in 2014). In West Virginia property crimes accounted for 1,870 arrests in 2014, including 6,189 thefts, 705 burglaries and 284 reports of buying, selling or receiving stolen property. The overall violent crime rate in 2012 was 316 per 1,000 residents in West Virginia, according to the FBI.