Reported Annual Crime In Morgantown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMorgantown/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime763n/a (estimate)2,4532,4052,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMorgantown/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a6.44.45.3
Rape12n/a38.635.940.4
Robbery19n/a61.139.3102.8
Assault56n/a180.0278.5248.5
Violent crime89n/a (estimate)286358386
Burglary129n/a414.7507.9468.9
Theft517n/a1,661.91,402.31,745.0
Vehicle theft28n/a90.0137.0236.9
Property crime674n/a (estimate)2,1672,0472,451
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 2% higher than the average of crimes committed in West Virginia. It is also 14% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Morgantown, WV shows a crime rate that is 20% lower than the West Virginia average. The crime rate is also 26% 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 12% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Morgantown is 14% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.72 daily crimes that occur in Morgantown.
  • Morgantown is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Morgantown you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Morgantown has increased by 3%.

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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 1.02 times more than the West Virginia average and 1.16 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Morgantown, WV are 1.25 times less than the West Virginia average and 1.35 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 1.13 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 45% of the cities in West Virginia and 41% 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 350
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 41
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 350. 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 41.

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 increased by 12% in Morgantown, WV, while property crimes in Morgantown, WV have increased by 1%. Crimes in total for Morgantown, WV have increased by 3% year over year.

Morgantown police department

ItemMorgantownWest VirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)771,642558,732
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 21.8% 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
Monongah, WV1,0841820182
Star City, WV2,245110630741
Barrackville, WV1,221113644757
Pleasant Valley, WV3,181124711836
Cheat Lake, WV9,671126718844
Kingwood, WV2,951132757889
Cassville, WV1,111137782918
Morgantown, WV30,3642862,1672,453

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Manchester, CT30,3641852,6902,875
Lake Stevens, WA30,3522131,5841,797
Chicago Heights, IL30,3495782,6593,237
Jamestown, NY30,3457533,5584,311
Aiken, SC30,4037825,7956,578
Morgantown, WV30,3642862,1672,453
Source: The Morgantown, WV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.