Reported Annual Crime In Blacksburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBlacksburg/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime452n/a (estimate)1,0152,0772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBlacksburg/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.85.3
Rape19n/a42.732.540.4
Robbery3n/a6.757.1102.8
Assault21n/a47.2122.2248.5
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)97218386
Burglary62n/a139.2238.0468.9
Theft333n/a747.81,505.11,745.0
Vehicle theft14n/a31.4116.4236.9
Property crime409n/a (estimate)9191,8592,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Blacksburg, VA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Blacksburg, VA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Blacksburg, VA is 51% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Virginia, and when compared with the national average, is 64% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Blacksburg, VA has 56% lower than violent crime rate than Virginia average, while remaining 75% lower than the national average. In property crime, Blacksburg, VA is 51% lower than the average of Virginia and is 63% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Prices Fork, VA1,66398837935
Fairlawn, VA2,4761079121,019
Merrimac, VA1,9891089181,025
Belview, VA1,1891159841,100
Shawsville, VA1,2051221,0441,166
Plum Creek, VA1,3801221,0441,166
Elliston, VA1,2191221,0441,166
Blacksburg, VA43,204979191,015

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Blacksburg is 64% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.78 daily crimes that occur in Blacksburg.
  • Blacksburg is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Blacksburg you have a 1 in 99 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Blacksburg has decreased by 61%.

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Daily Crime In Blacksburg (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Blacksburg, VA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Virginia as well as those across America as a whole. The Blacksburg, VA total amount of daily offenses is 2.05 times less than the Virginia average and 2.79 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Blacksburg, VA is 2.25 times less than the Virginia average, and it is 4.00 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Blacksburg, VA has a daily crime figure that is 2.02 times less than the Virginia average and 2.67 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Blacksburg (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Blacksburg, VA compared to every other city in Virginia as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Blacksburg, VA ranks safer than 75% of every city located within Virginia along with 78% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Virginia and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Blacksburg, VA. As a result, Blacksburg, VA is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Blacksburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Blacksburg is 1 in 1036
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Blacksburg is 1 in 109
The chance of being a victim of crime in Blacksburg is 1 in 99
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Blacksburg, VA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Blacksburg, VA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1036. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 109 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 Blacksburg, VA is 1 in 99.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Blacksburg, VA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Blacksburg, VA has decreased by 61% and the rate of property crime in Blacksburg, VA has decreased by 61%. The total crime rate in Blacksburg, VA has decreased by 61% year to year.

Blacksburg police department

ItemBlacksburgVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)788,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.23.3
There are a total of 78 Blacksburg police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.7% less than the Virginia average and 44.6% 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
Jefferson City, MO43,1844033,0533,456
Freeport, NY43,1684071,6742,081
Haltom City, TX43,2592632,3772,639
El Centro, CA43,2684645,2345,697
Belleville, IL43,2966083,9844,592
Blacksburg, VA43,204979191,015
Source: The Blacksburg, 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.