Reported Annual Crime In Bluefield

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBluefield/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime277n/a (estimate)5,2792,0772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBluefield/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.85.3
Rape5n/a95.332.540.4
Robbery0n/a0.057.1102.8
Assault7n/a133.4122.2248.5
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)229218386
Burglary19n/a362.1238.0468.9
Theft240n/a4,574.01,505.11,745.0
Vehicle theft6n/a114.4116.4236.9
Property crime265n/a (estimate)5,0511,8592,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Bluefield, VA. The total number of reported crimes in Bluefield, VA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Bluefield, VA crime rate is 154% higher than the Virginia average and is 86% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Bluefield, VA has a violent crime rate that is 5% higher than the Virginia average and 41% lower than the national average. For property crime, Bluefield, VA is 172% higher than the Virginia average and 106% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pocahontas, VA6260532532
Athens, WV1,062126721847
Brush Fork, WV1,3091599081,066
Springville, VA1,5891201,0281,148
Bluewell, WV2,2451821,0391,220
Tazewell, VA4,5682741,8272,101
Gratton, VA8982382,0312,269
Bluefield, VA5,3752295,0515,279

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bluefield is 86% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.46 daily crimes that occur in Bluefield.
  • Bluefield is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bluefield you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bluefield has increased by 93%.

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Daily Crime In Bluefield (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Bluefield, VA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Virginia and on a national scale. In Bluefield, VA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.54 times more than the Virginia average and 1.86 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Bluefield, VA is 1.05 times more than the Virginia average and 1.69 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Bluefield, VA has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.72 times more than the Virginia average and 2.06 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Bluefield (higher is better)

How safe is Bluefield, VA compared to other cities in Virginia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Bluefield, VA is safer than 18% of the cities in Virginia and 29% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Virginia and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Bluefield, VA. Overall, Bluefield, VA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bluefield

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bluefield is 1 in 438
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bluefield is 1 in 20
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bluefield is 1 in 19
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Bluefield, VA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Bluefield, VA you have a 1 in 438 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Bluefield, VA.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Bluefield, VA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Bluefield, VA has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Bluefield, VA has increased by 101% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Bluefield, VA has increased by 93% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Bluefield police department

ItemBluefieldVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)248,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.43.23.3
There are a total of 24 Bluefield police officers. This results in 4.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.5% greater than the Virginia average and 34.5% 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.

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Diboll, TX5,3771308711,000
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Bluefield, VA5,3752295,0515,279
Source: The Bluefield, 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.