Reported Annual Crime In Amherst

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10n/a (estimate)4552,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.64.9
Rape0n/a0.027.938.6
Robbery0n/a0.053.0101.9
Assault0n/a0.0110.2237.8
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0196373
Burglary1n/a45.5254.6491.4
Theft9n/a409.11,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft0n/a0.096.8220.2
Property crime10n/a (estimate)4551,8672,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Amherst is 84% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.25 daily crimes that occur in Amherst.
  • Amherst is safer than 95% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Amherst you have a 1 in 221 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Amherst has decreased by 54%.

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Daily Crime In Amherst (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Amherst

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Amherst is 0
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Amherst is 1 in 221
The chance of being a victim of crime in Amherst is 1 in 221

Year Over Year Crime In Amherst (per 100,000 people)

Amherst police department

ItemAmherstVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)58,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.23.3
There are a total of 5 Amherst police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.7% less than the Virginia average and 31.7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Virginia

StateTotal offendersVirginia /100KNational /100K
Virginia18,938258222
There are a total of 18,938 sex offenders in Virginia. This yields a total of 258 sex offenders in Virginia per 100,000 residents which is 16% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Piney Mountain, VA1,44685813899
Forest, VA9,9991821,7351,917
Lynchburg, VA77,6263392,1452,484
Shipman, VA3492512,3912,642
Madison Heights, VA10,3592622,4972,760
Amherst, VA2,6430455455

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
McAdoo, PA2,6431801,0331,213
Jesup, IA2,642101721822
Crab Orchard, WV2,644122731854
Van, TX2,6422252,3202,545
Hartford, AL2,6425313,7544,285
Amherst, VA2,6430455455
Source: The Amherst, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.