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On Sept. 30, the FBI published its 2018 Uniform Crime Report, which shows Morgantown is among the safest cities in the state.
Across the board, Morgantown’s crime rate is below the state and national average.
“These numbers reflect the vigilance of both the citizens of the community and the Morgantown Police Department, and their persistence of keeping crime down and the community safe,” said Police Chief Ed Preston. “It’s something we should all be proud of.”
Below is a summary of crime statistics of Morgantown and in the state of West Virginia for the year of 2018. The full statistic table can be found at the FBI Uniform Crime Rate website. According to the FBI, the UCR serves as the national repository for crime data collected by law enforcement. Its leading objective is to generate reliable information for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management.
State AVERAGE per 1K residents
Morgantown AVERAGE per 1K residents