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Places With The Lowest Crime In West Virginia 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score71
  • Grafton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,156
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  • New Martinsville, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,255
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  • Cheat Lake, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,671
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  • Teays Valley, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,706
  • Living in the highest rated city in West Virginia has been nothing short of a pleasant experience. Teays Valley is the place we call home, nature surrounds us and keeps things fresh every time the
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  • Weirton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,307
  • As a former resident, living in Wierton, West Virginia had its perks as well as some things that were not so good. I'm gonna be honest, it was one of the safer cities that I have lived in, as I have
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  • Brookhaven, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,300
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  • Hurricane, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,460
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  • Pea Ridge, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,305
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  • Cross Lanes, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,899
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  • Bridgeport, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,364
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  • Elkins, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,232
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  • Charles Town, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,682
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  • Morgantown, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,364
  • Just south of the Pennsylvania border along Interstate 79 lies Morgantown, West Virginia, a city that has been on the rise over the course of the past few years. I absolutely love living in Morgantown.
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  • Keyser, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,261
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  • Oak Hill, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,722
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  • Buckhannon, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,645
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  • Fairmont, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,699
  • Fairmont, WV is on the Monongahela River. Its motto is "Spend a Day ... Spend a Lifetime." The total area is 9 square miles. It is formed by the conjunction of the Tygart Valley River and West Fork
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  • Vienna, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,566
  • Known as the Pride of the Valley, Vienna is an idyllic city located in the heart of West Virginia in the Mid-Ohio Valley. I love living in Vienna because of the tight-knit community and plentiful
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  • Clarksburg, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,226
  • The east coast has been an enjoyable place to call home. I am living in Clarksburg, West Virginia, which is not far from the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland borders. Such proximity has allowed me to
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  • Nitro, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,505
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  • Dunbar, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,714
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  • Moundsville, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,858
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  • St. Albans, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,788
  • Oh boy did I hate to even make a reference to such an awesome John Denver song in my title regarding St Albans, West Virginia, but I just couldn't help myself! Holy cow, this place is terrible with a
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  • Martinsburg, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,613
  • Not a place to raise children. Other than government jobs, mainly factory/warehouse jobs, you will not earn wages that could support a single person's rent. Rent is way overpriced. Home construction is
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  • Princeton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,056
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  • Huntington, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,735
  • I lived in Huntington, WV for a short time after I graduated college. I found employment at St. Mary's Medical Center as a nurse, and enjoyed living a short drive away from my family in Cincinnati, OH.
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  • Parkersburg, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,962
  • I am a resident of Parkersburg, VA. The living conditions here are not the greatest. The population is a little over 30, OO0 with 25% living in poverty. The advantage of the area is it's small and quaint
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  • Bluefield, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,366
  • Villas, Florida is one of those places that I'm sad to say has absolutely nothing to recommend it. After living in Villas for three years I couldn't take it anymore. I packed up my family and moved away
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  • Wheeling, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,758
  • My family and I have enjoyed living in Wheeling, West Virginia over the last year-and-a-half. There is a lot to do in Wheeling for it to be such a small city. The city is home to the Capitol Music Hall,
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  • South Charleston, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,182
  • This is my hometown. It’s a city that is calm, peaceful and filled with lovely people. It has a population of about 13,450. Its small town is full of friendly and genuine people. It’s a city where
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  • Beckley, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,348
  • Living in Beckley, WV, you will quickly find that the phrase "blue-collar" is something the town takes great pride in. The town started out as an old coal mining town and even has a museum with a
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  • Charleston, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,210
  • That's right. I was born in Charleston and moved away around 40 years ago after completing 6th grade. Still, I have distinct memories and the reviews I've read here are terribly depressing. Sounds like

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in West Virginia. Finding the safest places to live in West Virginia can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in West Virginia with a population over 5,000.

The West Virginia cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in West Virginia? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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