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Places With The Lowest Crime In West Virginia 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score77
  • 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…[read more]
87
  • Cheat Lake, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,671
87
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • Brookhaven, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,300
73
  • Charles Town, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,682
80
  • Hurricane, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,460
90
  • Pea Ridge, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,305
68
  • Cross Lanes, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,899
59
  • Oak Hill, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,722
62
  • Elkins, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,232
68
  • 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…[read more]
82
  • Bridgeport, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,364
70
  • New Martinsville, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,255
66
  • Princeton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,056
77
  • 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.…[read more]
67
  • Keyser, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,261
73
  • Grafton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,156
59
  • Moundsville, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,858
71
  • 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…[read more]
69
  • Buckhannon, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,645
75
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • 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.…[read more]
67
  • 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…[read more]
82
  • 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…[read more]
58
  • 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…[read more]
67
  • Nitro, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,505
75
  • 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…[read more]
72
  • 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,…[read more]
64
  • 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…[read more]
61
  • Dunbar, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,714
63
  • 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…[read more]
58
  • 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…[read more]

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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