Emporia, VA Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Emporia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEmporia/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime259n/a (estimate)4,5492,2623,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEmporia/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a045
Rape2n/a352725
Robbery6n/a10555109
Assault16n/a281110229
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)422196368
Burglary44n/a773323610
Theft187n/a3,2851,6401,899
Vehicle theft4n/a70103221
Property crime235n/a (estimate)4,1282,0662,731

The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Emporia, VA. The total number of reported crimes in Emporia, 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 Emporia, VA crime rate is 101% higher than the Virginia average and is 46% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Emporia, VA has a violent crime rate that is 114% higher than the Virginia average and 14% higher than the national average. For property crime, Emporia, VA is 99% higher than the Virginia average and 51% higher than the national average.

The overall crime rate in Emporia is 46% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 12.46 daily crimes that occur in Emporia.
Emporia is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States.
In Emporia you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Emporia has decreased by 18%.

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Daily Crime In Emporia (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Emporia, VA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Virginia and on a national scale. In Emporia, VA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.01 times more than than the Virginia average and 1.47 times more than than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Emporia, VA is 2.15 times more than than the Virginia average and 1.15 times more than than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Emporia, VA has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.00 times more than than the Virginia average and 1.51 times more than than the overall daily national average.

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How Safe is Emporia (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Emporia, VA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Emporia, VA has been ranked safer than 7% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Emporia, VA is safer than 18% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Virginia and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Emporia, VA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Emporia, VA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Emporia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Emporia is 1 in 238
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Emporia is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Emporia is 1 in 22

Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Emporia, 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 Emporia, VA, then there is a 1 in 238 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 25. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 22 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Emporia, VA.

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

Determining whether Emporia, 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. Emporia, VA has decreased by 21% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 18% year over year. Total crimes for Emporia, VA has decreased by 18% in the same time frame.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pleasant Hill, NC1,0001972,1272,324
Gaston, NC1,4122112,2882,500
Jarratt, VA6452763,2093,485
Seaboard, NC8365896,3756,964
Emporia, VA5,8254224,1284,549

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sweetwater, TN5,8275114,3104,821
Farr West, UT5,8271291,9982,127
Hempstead, TX5,8222913,5403,831
Valley Falls, SC5,8296605,1425,802
Silver Hill, MD5,8184213,0553,476
Emporia, VA5,8254224,1284,549

Emporia police department

ItemEmporiaVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)348,827504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.73.23.3

There are a total of 34 Emporia police officers. This results in 5.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 77.9% greater than the Virginia average and 75.4% 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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.