Reported Annual Crime In Appalachia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAppalachia/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime25n/a (estimate)1,5112,0772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAppalachia/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.85.3
Rape3n/a181.332.540.4
Robbery1n/a60.457.1102.8
Assault3n/a181.3122.2248.5
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)423218386
Burglary5n/a302.1238.0468.9
Theft12n/a725.11,505.11,745.0
Vehicle theft1n/a60.4116.4236.9
Property crime18n/a (estimate)1,0881,8592,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Benham, KY533000
Lynch, KY6960142142
Whitesburg, KY1,832101353454
Cumberland, KY2,28296674770
Dryden, VA1,2521119421,053
Wise, VA3,2042261,0351,261
Pound, VA9812091,3581,567
Appalachia, VA1,7324231,0881,511

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Appalachia is 47% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.14 daily crimes that occur in Appalachia.
  • Appalachia is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Appalachia you have a 1 in 67 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Appalachia has decreased by 30%.

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Daily Crime In Appalachia (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Appalachia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Appalachia is 1 in 237
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Appalachia is 1 in 92
The chance of being a victim of crime in Appalachia is 1 in 67

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

Appalachia police department

ItemAppalachiaVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)68,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.43.23.3
There are a total of 6 Appalachia police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.8% greater than the Virginia average and 3.3% greater 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
Hinsdale, NH1,7324903,2253,715
Stanfield, NC1,7321369981,133
Avis, PA1,7320264264
Painted Post, NY1,732182747929
Pocahontas, IA1,7321319361,067
Appalachia, VA1,7324231,0881,511
Source: The Appalachia, 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.