Police Shootings and Violent Crime Statistics in West Virginia

West Virginia has a population of 1,829,054. In the year 2020, 6 people were killed by police in West Virginia, that number decreased 57.14% over the previous year. The state ranks in the #31 position in violent crimes per 100k population, and #7 in total police killings per 100k people. The largest minority in the state are Blacks which represent 3.59 percent of the population followed by Hispanics at 1.5%. You are 23.96 times more likely to get killed by a police officer if you are black in the state of West Virginia.

West Virginia

Police Killings

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 12
  • 8
  • 4
  • 0
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General Statistics (2020 est)
State Population 1,829,054
Black Population 65,597
Black Population % 3.59%
White Population 1,684,756
White Population % 92.11%
Hispanic Population 27,522
Hispanic Population % 1.5%
Police Killings (2013-2020)
Total killed by police 74
Blacks killed by police 11
Whites killed by police 51
Hispanics killed by police 0
Crime Statistics (2020 est)
Violent Crime Rate 289.9 per 100k
Incarceration Rate 492.0 per 100k
Poverty Rate 17.8%
Most dangerous city Beckley