West Virginia Video Surveillance Systems

West Virginia

West Virginia

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West Virginia

Video Surveillance Systems in West Virginia

West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian region of the United States. The current estimated population is 1,850,326. The region was dominated by the Iroquois tribe until European settlers began arriving to the area in the 17th century. West Virginia was originally organized as part of the Virginia Colony and later the state of Virginia. The vast differences between the people and terrains of the western and eastern portions of Virginia caused many to desire that the western portion of the state be separated into its own state. After the Wheeling Convention in the early 1860s, West Virginia was separated from Virginia and admitted as the 35th state in 1863. The new state of West Virginia remained part of the Union during the Civil War and was admitted as a free state. West Virginia has significant mineral resources and mining became the dominant industry in the state. In 1909, a railroad was built to transport coal from West Virginia to the coast for export. Coal mining remains an important industry in West Virginia and the state is one of the top coal producers in the country. Top employers in the state include Wal-Mart, West Virginia United Health System and Consol Energy. Tourism is also an important sector of West Virginia’s economy with many people attracted to the many national parks. West Virginia’s location in the Appalachian Mountains is reflected in its cultural traditions such as the folk music and food that is popular throughout the region.

The overall crime rate in West Virginia is below the national average and it is considered to be a safe state. The chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 333. Property crime occurs much more frequently, although the rate is still lower than average. The chance of becoming a victim of property crime is 1 in 48. Property crimes include theft and burglary which are the two biggest crime issues in West Virginia. In 2013 there were 27,423 reported cases of theft and 9,674 cases of burglary. Residents can protect themselves from these crimes and help to keep crime rates low by installing surveillance systems in their homes and businesses. Properties with surveillance systems are known to experience less crime than those without. Surveillance systems can be used to protect a variety of locations including homes, offices, retail stores, factories and many other locations.

West Virginia State Capitol
1900 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25311

West Virginia Governor's Mansion
1716 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25305

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
171 Shoreline Dr
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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