Reported Annual Crime In Amherst

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10n/a (estimate)4532,0772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.85.3
Rape0n/a0.032.540.4
Robbery0n/a0.057.1102.8
Assault1n/a45.3122.2248.5
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)45218386
Burglary2n/a90.7238.0468.9
Theft7n/a317.31,505.11,745.0
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0116.4236.9
Property crime9n/a (estimate)4081,8592,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Piney Mountain, VA1,44695810905
Forest, VA9,9992031,7291,931
Lynchburg, VA77,6263722,2462,618
Shipman, VA3492792,3822,661
Madison Heights, VA10,3592922,4882,780
Lovingston, VA3843012,5642,865
Arrington, VA8503342,8463,180
Amherst, VA2,64345408453

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Amherst is 84% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.24 daily crimes that occur in Amherst.
  • Amherst is safer than 91% 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 not changed.

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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 1 in 2207
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Amherst is 1 in 246
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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
McAdoo, PA2,64301,5551,555
Van, TX2,642741,7811,855
Hartford, AL2,6426412,9053,546
West Union, IA2,6421389921,131
Rhinebeck, NY2,642124511636
Amherst, VA2,64345408453
Source: The Amherst, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.