The top five safest cities in West Virginia have been released by BackgroundChecks.org in their annual research report of 2016.
BackgroundChecks.org combines data from recent FBI Crime Reports, natural language analysis, social media sentiment analysis and their own research in order to help create the rankings. Their report was formally released on May 3, 2016.
According to their findings, the top five safest cities in West Virginia for 2016 are Weirton, Vienna, St. Albans, Morgantown, and Parkersburg.
BackgroundChecks.org is a public safety focused organization committed to increasing public safety, community involvement, transparent government, and education. “It’s a true testament to great policing, strong leadership, and community involvement”, said Jessica Pierce, a BackgroundChecks.org public safety analyst. “In a world full of bad news, it’s great to have something positive for residents, and it’s something to be proud of.”