Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Towns In West Virginia To Live In

Do you live in one of these dangerous cities? These are the cities in West Virginia with the highest annual rate of violent crimes — murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. This list doesn’t take into account property thefts. We got the numbers mostly from the FBI (you can see the full list here) and from Neighborhoodscout.com for a couple of cities that the FBI didn’t list (including Charleston and Huntington). Without further ado, here are the most dangerous towns in West Virginia — according to the stats.

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Were you surprised by this list of the most dangerous towns in West Virginia? It seems like all of the high-population cities also have high crime rates. Which scary places in West Virginia didn’t make the list? And which of these cities that made the list do you think are the most creepy places in West Virginia? Let us know below in the comments section.

looking for more West Virginia content? Check out this road trip of the 7 most creepy and abandoned places in West Virginia.

Address: Fairmont, WV 26554, USA
Address: South Charleston, WV, USA
Address: Martinsburg, WV, USA
Address: Morgantown, WV, USA
Address: Clarksburg, WV, USA
Address: Parkersburg, WV, USA
Address: Beckley, WV 25801, USA
Address: Wheeling, WV 26003, USA
Address: Charleston, WV, USA
Address: Huntington, WV, USA
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most dangerous towns in West Virginia

May 18, 2021

Are there any ghost towns I can visit in West Virginia?

Yes, in fact there are actually numerous ghost towns you can visit in West Virginia, that is if you can handle the riveting and eerie nature of these places. And what’s even more frightening is that there are over 60 different ghost towns all along the New River Gorge. These towns belong to an old mining tradition and all of the stories are horrible and terrifying. As a visitor  you can still explore several of these haunted places in West Virginia in person. Happy haunted trails!

Can I visit any abandoned places in West Virginia? 

Yes, and when it comes to visiting scary, haunted, and abandoned places, West Virginia is one of the best options in the United States. There are countless terrifying attractions that will certainly satisfy your abandoned places appetite. Here are some of our favorite places: The old Coalwood High School, The Pocahontas Coal Company, and the Fort Henry Club. For more information and haunted and abandoned places to visit, check out this list of the most terrifying abandoned places in West Virginia.

What are the best things about living in West Virginia?

Even though we just looked at the most dangerous cities in West Virginia, that doesn’t mean WV isn’t a great place to live. So let’s take a look at some of the best reasons to live in West Virginia. For starters, there’s a lot of fascinating history. Then, there’s plenty to do for adventure enthusiasts. Finally, West Virginia’s hip and cool small towns will be great for those looking to get out of the cities, and much much more.

Address: Fairmont, WV 26554, USA
Address: South Charleston, WV, USA
Address: Martinsburg, WV, USA
Address: Morgantown, WV, USA
Address: Clarksburg, WV, USA
Address: Parkersburg, WV, USA
Address: Beckley, WV 25801, USA
Address: Wheeling, WV 26003, USA
Address: Charleston, WV, USA
Address: Huntington, WV, USA