Reported Annual Crime In Appalachia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAppalachia/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime36n/a (estimate)2,1582,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAppalachia/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.64.9
Rape1n/a60.027.938.6
Robbery0n/a0.053.0101.9
Assault3n/a179.9110.2237.8
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)240196373
Burglary12n/a719.4254.6491.4
Theft18n/a1,079.11,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft2n/a119.996.8220.2
Property crime32n/a (estimate)1,9181,8672,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Appalachia is 25% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.91 daily crimes that occur in Appalachia.
  • Appalachia is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Appalachia you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Appalachia has decreased by 47%.

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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 418
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Appalachia is 1 in 53
The chance of being a victim of crime in Appalachia is 1 in 47

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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Benham, KY533000
Lynch, KY6960140140
Whitesburg, KY1,83250100150
Cumberland, KY2,2820236236
Dryden, VA1,252999461,045
Appalachia, VA1,7322401,9182,158

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pocahontas, IA1,7321289191,047
Curtice, OH1,73279697775
Hinsdale, NH1,7324323,3823,814
Stanfield, NC1,7321261,0021,129
Avis, PA1,7320525525
Appalachia, VA1,7322401,9182,158
Source: The Appalachia, 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.