A new report released by safewise.com ranks Beckley, WV among the most dangerous cities in the country. The data comes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is rated on the aggregate number of violent and property crimes compared to the number of people who live in the city.
According to the release, Beckley rose from a rank of 42 in 2015 to the 25th most dangerous city in 2016. The data shows there were 12.65 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 80.94 property crimes per 1,000 residents. The reports shows Emeryville, CA is the most dangerous city in America.
One frequently asked question regarding the data was why some cities are on the list, even though residents generally feel safe. Here is the answer:
Our rankings of the most dangerous cities in America are based on both violent and property crime per capita. For the most part, the chances of you being the victim of a crime are not high in most communities, even the ones on this list.