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Morgantown, West Virginia Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Morgantown, West Virginia. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Morgantown compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Morgantown, West Virginia, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2005 and 2007 there were 3,401 total crimes reported in Morgantown, West Virginia (321 of them violent). Of the 1,134 crimes that occur a year in Morgantown, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Morgantown, West Virginia every 7 hours. This includes 2 murders, 74 rapes, and more than two thousand thefts (including 94 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Morgantown, West Virginia (2005-2007)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 or 2008, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Morgantown, West Virginia for 3 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Morgantown decreased by 2 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 10 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over these years in Morgantown.

Crime Trends in Morgantown, West Virginia (2005-2007)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Morgantown, West Virginia (2005-2007)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Morgantown, West Virginia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Morgantown conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.