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Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places In West Virginia After Dark

West Virginia has an overall lower crime rate than the rest of the country, but there are a few places that aren’t quite as safe. The focus here is on violent crimes such as rape, assault, and murder. We used FBI data from 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (the latest available) to determine the cities with the most reported violent crime. A disclaimer: not all cities report their crime rate every year, and it can be difficult to truly compare one city to another based purely on numbers, so this is only an educated guess at the most dangerous places. Here they are as a countdown.

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Rachel Whetstone
Rachel is proud to live in wild and wonderful West Virginia. She enjoys nature walks, photography, and discovering new restaurants all around the state.