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Local city among top with ‘soaring’ crime rate

Updated: Thursday, February 13 2014, 07:32 AM EST

WHEELING, W.Va-- An article in USA Today has listed the top U.S. cities where violent crime is 'soaring' and one of those cities is here in the Valley.
According to the report, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released data that most of the U.S.' violent crime rates have been cut in almost half’. However, based on the figures published by the FBI's uniform crime report, the Wheeling metro area came in as No. 3 of the U.S. where violent crime is soaring.
The report said, “although the violent crime rate in the Wheeling metro area rose by more than nearly all other such areas between 2007 and 2012, the region is still relatively safe." Because Marshal and Ohio counties are part of the Wheeling metro area, both are considered part of the Appalachia high intensity drug trafficking area, the Wheeling metro area made the list.  

Local city among top with ‘soaring’ crime rate


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