Morgantown, KY
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Morgantown, KY crime analytics


The crime rate in Morgantown is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Morgantown is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Morgantown is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kentucky, Morgantown has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Morgantown to other communities of similar population, then Morgantown crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Morgantown does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Morgantown does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Morgantown.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Morgantown's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Morgantown is one in 619.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Morgantown's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Morgantown a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Morgantown is one in 47.

Importantly, we found that Morgantown has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Morgantown is one in 354.

Morgantown Crime Data

 
Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

Morgantown Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

53

57

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.62

21.41

23.03

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Morgantown 1.62
Kentucky 2.19
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 619

in Morgantown

1 in 457

in Kentucky
Morgantown VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,475
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 0 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.40 0.00 1.21
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Morgantown 21.41
Kentucky 21.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in Morgantown

1 in 46

in Kentucky
Morgantown Property CRIMES
Population: 2,475
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 31 7
Rate per 1,000 6.06 12.53 2.83
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Morgantown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Morgantown 23
Kentucky 29

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