Reported Annual Crime In Covington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCovington/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime140n/a (estimate)2,4352,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCovington/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a17.44.64.9
Rape2n/a34.827.938.6
Robbery1n/a17.453.0101.9
Assault6n/a104.3110.2237.8
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)174196373
Burglary13n/a226.1254.6491.4
Theft113n/a1,965.21,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft4n/a69.696.8220.2
Property crime130n/a (estimate)2,2611,8672,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Covington, VA. The total number of reported crimes in Covington, 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 Covington, VA crime rate is 18% higher than the Virginia average and is 15% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Covington, VA has a violent crime rate that is 11% lower than the Virginia average and 53% lower than the national average. For property crime, Covington, VA is 21% higher than the Virginia average and 9% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Covington is 15% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.67 daily crimes that occur in Covington.
  • Covington is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Covington you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Covington has increased by 16%.

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Daily Crime In Covington (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Covington, VA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Virginia as well as national figures. In Covington, VA the total number of daily crimes is 1.18 times more than the Virginia average and 1.17 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Covington, VA are 1.12 times less than the Virginia average and 2.14 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Covington, VA has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times more than the Virginia average and 1.10 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Covington (higher is better)

How safe is Covington, VA compared to other cities in Virginia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Covington, VA is safer than 43% of the cities in Virginia and 52% 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 Covington, VA. Overall, Covington, VA is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Covington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Covington is 1 in 576
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Covington is 1 in 45
The chance of being a victim of crime in Covington is 1 in 42
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Covington, VA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Covington, VA, then there is a 1 in 576 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 45. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 42 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Covington, VA.

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

Determining whether Covington, VA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Covington, VA has increased by 1% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 18% year over year. Total crimes for Covington, VA has increased by 16% in the same time frame.

Covington police department

ItemCovingtonVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)288,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.73.23.3
There are a total of 28 Covington police officers. This results in 4.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.9% greater than the Virginia average and 42.8% 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
Clifton Forge, VA3,8503201,9472,267
Callaghan, VA1972682,5542,822
Low Moor, VA3013022,8753,177
Selma, VA4393112,9583,269
Iron Gate, VA3693163,0133,330
Covington, VA5,8531742,2612,435

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Watchung, NJ5,8551196,1796,298
Sweetwater, TN5,8566795,8216,500
Henryetta, OK5,8481923,2713,463
Bay Harbor Islands, FL5,847491,0331,082
Covington, VA5,8531742,2612,435
Source: The Covington, 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.