Reported Annual Crime In Morgantown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMorgantown/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime756n/a (estimate)2,3912,3582,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMorgantown/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.84.9
Rape12n/a37.936.438.6
Robbery22n/a69.641.2101.9
Assault47n/a148.6256.4237.8
Violent crime81n/a (estimate)256338373
Burglary155n/a490.2497.3491.4
Theft493n/a1,559.11,401.31,775.4
Vehicle theft27n/a85.4121.4220.2
Property crime675n/a (estimate)2,1352,0202,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Morgantown, WV is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 1% higher than the average of crimes committed in West Virginia. It is also 16% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Morgantown, WV shows a crime rate that is 24% lower than the West Virginia average. The crime rate is also 31% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Morgantown, WV is shown to be 6% higher than the West Virginia average and 14% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Morgantown is 16% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.55 daily crimes that occur in Morgantown.
  • Morgantown is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Morgantown you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Morgantown has decreased by 15%.

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Daily Crime In Morgantown (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Morgantown, WV per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for West Virginia as well as national figures. In Morgantown, WV the total number of daily crimes is 1.01 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.20 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Morgantown, WV are 1.32 times less than the West Virginia average and 1.45 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Morgantown, WV has a daily crime rate that is 1.06 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.17 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Morgantown (higher is better)

How safe is Morgantown, WV compared to other cities in West Virginia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Morgantown, WV is safer than 39% of the cities in West Virginia and 44% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in West Virginia and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Morgantown, WV. Overall, Morgantown, WV is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Morgantown

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Morgantown is 1 in 391
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Morgantown is 1 in 47
The chance of being a victim of crime in Morgantown is 1 in 42
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Morgantown, WV? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Morgantown, WV, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 391. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 47 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Morgantown, WV is 1 in 42.

Year Over Year Crime In Morgantown (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Morgantown, WV is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Morgantown, WV has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 2% in Morgantown, WV, while property crimes in Morgantown, WV have decreased by 16%. Crimes in total for Morgantown, WV have decreased by 15% year over year.

Morgantown police department

ItemMorgantownWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)771,642556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.53.03.3
There are a total of 77 Morgantown police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.1% less than the West Virginia average and 22.2% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in West Virginia

StateTotal offendersWest Virginia /100KNational /100K
West Virginia3,758203222
There are a total of 3,758 sex offenders in West Virginia. This yields a total of 203 sex offenders in West Virginia per 100,000 residents which is 9% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Star City, WV1,88883499582
Rivesville, WV1,095111663774
Kingwood, WV2,953115687802
Cheat Lake, WV9,220119709827
Barrackville, WV1,250126754880
Morgantown, WV30,1332562,1352,391

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LaGrange, GA30,1384675,9816,449
San Luis, AZ30,1391701,2981,468
Springfield, VA30,1541411,3421,483
Los Gatos, CA30,1631002,2582,358
New Bern, NC30,1713813,7034,084
Morgantown, WV30,1332562,1352,391
Source: The Morgantown, WV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.