Liz McCormick Published

SafeWise Report Says W.Va. is the 15th Safest State in the U.S.


West Virginia was named the 15th safest state in the US for settling down and raising a family. According to a blog from the website, West Virginia is one of the safest places to live in America coming in at number 15., compiled the list using data from recent FBI Crime Reports along with their own research. They also created a list of the top ten safest cities within West Virginia.

Those ten safest communities are:

  1. Stonewood
  2. Kingwood
  3. Paden City
  4. White Sulphur Springs
  5. Eleanor
  6. Romney
  7. Weston
  8. Harrisville
  9. Ripley
  10. Winfield

The site used FBI Crime Report data from 2012 as the basis of their research then narrowed down the list to cities with a population of 1,500 or above. They analyzed the number of Violent Crimes and Property Crimes.