We prove a characterization theorem which gives a necessary and sufficient condition for a sequence of fuzzy numbers to be levelwise statistically convergent in the space of fuzzy numbers. As an application of this theorem we utilize the idea of statistical equi-continuity in order to obtain a condition which guarantees the set of levelwise statistical cluster points of a statistically bounded sequence to be nonempty and a levelwise statistically Cauchy sequence to be levelwise statistically convergent.