West Virginia University: Crime & Safety

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West Virginia University LogoF West Virginia University is a public school in Morgantown, West Virginia with about 28,780 students and 6,590 employees.

Our Safety Report for this school is based on the US Department of Education 2016 public data sets for various categories of violent and non-violent crimes committed both on-campus and off-campus over the last three years.

Safety Evaluation

According to our analysis of the government numbers, West Virginia University is a very dangerous place to be in. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety.

From our perception of the data, there are some problems with forcible sex offenses, illegal drugs, alcohol, and aggravated assaults.

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West Virginia University Safety Chart
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Criminal Offenses at West Virginia University in 2013 - 2015

Alleged criminal offenses reported to campus security authorities and/or local police
Does not necessarily reflect prosecutions or convictions for crime


Type of Crime or Arrest
On-campus
Off-campus
Crime Chance*

Murder
0
0
0.0%

Neglient Manslaughter
0
0
0.0%

Forcible Sex Offense
25
5
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
2
0
0.1%

Robbery
3
1
0.1%

Aggravated Assault
13
0
0.2%

Burglary
47
12
0.4%

Motor Vehicle Theft
5
0
0.1%

Arson
6
0
0.1%

Illegal Weapons Possession
2
0
0.1%

Drug Law Violation
590
2
1.4%

Liquor Law Violation
1262
41
2.0%

* Crime Chance is American School Search's subjective and approximate estimate for a student's chance of experiencing this crime during their study at West Virginia University based on the present enrollment, past crime history, current crime trend, and an assumption that the school reports accurate numbers to the government. Safety Grade is American School Search's subjective evaluation of West Virginia University campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

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If you have been discriminated or abused at West Virginia University, or you believe that this college underreports campus crime statistics, then please consider filing a complaint with US Department of Education.

As of May 1st, 2014, fifty five colleges are under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. Many of those schools are frequent guests in our exclusive 100 Most Dangerous Colleges list.

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