Bridgeport's crime rate
There were 213 crimes reported in Bridgeport, West Virginia in 2018, the most recent year crime data is available for the city. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 2,446 incidents for every 100,000 people.
In September 2020, the FBI released crime figures for 2019, however, as a complete dataset for Bridgeport was not included in that release, 2018 data is shown here.
How does Bridgeport compare?
Bridgeport has a lower overall crime rate than the country as a whole. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,580 incidents for every 100,000 people.
Bridgeport's overall crime rate is 38% higher than the overall crime rate in West Virginia. Statewide, there were 32,063 crimes reported in 2018, or 1,776 for every 100,000 people.
What types of crimes are being committed?
The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.
The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2018. In Bridgeport, however, property crimes account for about 96% of all offenses.
Property crime is more prevalent in Bridgeport than it is nationwide. There were 204 property crimes in Bridgeport in 2018, or 2,343 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,200 incidents per 100,000 people.
Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Bridgeport. There were 192 larcenies reported in Bridgeport in 2018, or 2,205 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,595 per 100,000.
There were 7 break-ins reported in Bridgeport in 2018, or 80 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 327 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2018.
Motor Vehicle Theft
Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 229 for every 100,000 people. In Bridgeport, meanwhile, there were 5 motor vehicle thefts in 2018, or 57 for every 100,000 people.
Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the more than 8.4 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2018. In Bridgeport, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 4% share of all reported crime.
At 103 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Bridgeport is well below the national violent crime rate of 381 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Bridgeport reported a total of 9 violent crimes in 2018.
Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. It is also the most commonly reported violent offense in Bridgeport. There were 6 aggravated assaults reported in Bridgeport in 2018, or 69 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is far higher, standing at 247 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.
Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America. There were 2 robberies reported in Bridgeport in 2018, a rate of 23 robberies for every 100,000 residents. For comparison, the national robbery rate was 86 per 100,000 in 2018.
There was one rape reported in Bridgeport in 2018, or 11 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,380 rapes in 2018, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.
While there were 16,214 murders nationwide in 2018, none were reported in Bridgeport in 2018.
Bridgeport compared to other cities in West Virginia
Bridgeport has a higher crime rate than the majority of all comparable cities in West Virginia. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2018 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.
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