Reported Annual Crime In Big Stone Gap

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBig Stone Gap/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime159n/a (estimate)2,9562,0772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBig Stone Gap/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.85.3
Rape0n/a0.032.540.4
Robbery1n/a18.657.1102.8
Assault4n/a74.4122.2248.5
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)93218386
Burglary19n/a353.3238.0468.9
Theft133n/a2,473.01,505.11,745.0
Vehicle theft2n/a37.2116.4236.9
Property crime154n/a (estimate)2,8641,8592,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Big Stone Gap, VA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Big Stone Gap, VA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Big Stone Gap, VA crime rates are 42% higher than in comparison to the Virginia mean and are 4% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Big Stone Gap, VA has a rate that is 57% lower than the Virginia average; compared to the United States, it is 76% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Big Stone Gap, VA is 54% higher than its state's mean, and 17% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Benham, KY533000
Lynch, KY6960142142
Cumberland, KY2,28296674770
Dryden, VA1,2521119421,053
Wise, VA3,2042261,0351,261
Appalachia, VA1,7324231,0881,511
Gate City, VA2,34801,6001,600
Big Stone Gap, VA5,559932,8642,956

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Big Stone Gap is 4% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.1 daily crimes that occur in Big Stone Gap.
  • Big Stone Gap is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Big Stone Gap you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Big Stone Gap has decreased by 21%.

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Daily Crime In Big Stone Gap (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Big Stone Gap, VA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Virginia. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Big Stone Gap, VA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Virginia state wide, are 1.42 times more than the state average and 1.04 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Big Stone Gap, VA on a daily bases are 2.34 times less than than Virginia average and 4.16 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Big Stone Gap, VA are 1.54 times more than the daily state average and 1.17 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Big Stone Gap (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Big Stone Gap, VA area in comparison to other Virginia communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Big Stone Gap, VA being safer than 42% of cities in Virginia and 50% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Virginia cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Big Stone Gap, VA. In conclusion, Big Stone Gap, VA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Big Stone Gap

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Big Stone Gap is 1 in 1076
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Big Stone Gap is 1 in 35
The chance of being a victim of crime in Big Stone Gap is 1 in 34
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Big Stone Gap, VA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Big Stone Gap, VA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1076. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 35 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Big Stone Gap, VA is 1 in 34.

Year Over Year Crime In Big Stone Gap (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Big Stone Gap, VA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Big Stone Gap, VA has decreased by 44%, while the property crime rate in Big Stone Gap, VA has decreased by 20% year over year. The number of total crimes in Big Stone Gap, VA has decreased by 21% year over year.

Big Stone Gap police department

ItemBig Stone GapVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)178,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.03.23.3
There are a total of 17 Big Stone Gap police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.1% less than the Virginia average and 8.4% 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
Duquesne, PA5,5581,2484,1615,409
McKenzie, TN5,5611702,7772,947
Hightstown, NJ5,557109747856
Roseland, CA5,5564682,6883,156
Windcrest, TX5,5623235,9726,296
Big Stone Gap, VA5,559932,8642,956
Source: The Big Stone Gap, 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.