West Virginia Home Security Systems

The crime rates in the state of West Virginia are on a slight upward trend – both for violent and nonviolent crimes. However, in the year 2009, the violent crime rate in West Virginia was lower than the national average by over 26%, and the state's property crime rate was lower than the national average by nearly 25%, according to CityRating.com and UCRDataTool.gov.*

In 2009, 12,005 burglaries were reported in West Virginia; and in 2010, 10,756 burglaries were reported, for a decrease of over 11%. However, 10,756 burglaries average out to over 29 burglaries per day across the state.

When the entire United States is considered, a burglary occurs, on average, every 15 seconds, and over the next two decades, an estimated three of every four homes will be broken into. However, just because burglary is one of the most common crimes, you should not feel as if you have to resign yourself to a high burglary risk. There are many things the typical West Virginian can do to help reduce their risk of burglary.

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