Reported Annual Crime In Columbia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,332 (estimate)2,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a4.64.9
Rapen/an/an/a27.938.6
Robberyn/an/an/a53.0101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a110.2237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)317 (estimate)196373
Burglaryn/an/an/a254.6491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a96.8220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,015 (estimate)1,8672,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbia is 17% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.13 daily crimes that occur in Columbia.
  • Columbia is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbia has decreased by 15%.

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Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 316
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 31

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

Columbia police department

ItemColumbiaVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a8,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.23.3

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
Rivanna, VA1,77228262289
Goochland, VA7941281,2211,349
Lake Monticello, VA9,5471831,7411,924
Columbia, VA873173,0153,332

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Nescatunga, OK875513,7664,317
Silerton, TN877013,3634,064
Dunning, NE874223,4403,862
Starbuck, WA873794,6225,001
Karlsruhe, ND872822,5012,783
Columbia, VA873173,0153,332
Source: The Columbia, 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.