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. I got the numbers mostly from the FBI (see the full list here) and from for a couple of cities that the FBI didn’t list (including Charleston and Huntington).

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Were you surprised by this list at all? It seems like all of the high-population cities also have high crime rates.