Reported Annual Crime In Galax

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGalax/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime317n/a (estimate)4,5422,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGalax/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.64.9
Rape4n/a57.327.938.6
Robbery1n/a14.353.0101.9
Assault16n/a229.2110.2237.8
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)301196373
Burglary44n/a630.4254.6491.4
Theft245n/a3,510.01,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft7n/a100.396.8220.2
Property crime296n/a (estimate)4,2411,8672,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Galax, VA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Galax, VA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Galax, VA crime rates are 120% higher than in comparison to the Virginia mean and are 59% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Galax, VA has a rate that is 54% higher than the Virginia average; compared to the United States, it is 19% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Galax, VA is 127% higher than its state's mean, and 71% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Galax is 59% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.44 daily crimes that occur in Galax.
  • Galax is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Galax you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Galax has increased by 55%.

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Daily Crime In Galax (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Galax, VA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Virginia and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Galax, VA are 2.20 times more than the Virginia average and 1.59 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Galax, VA are 1.54 times more than than Virginia and 1.24 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Galax, VA are 2.27 times more than than Virginia and 1.71 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Galax (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Galax, VA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Galax, VA has been ranked safer than 15% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Galax, VA is safer than 25% 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 Galax, VA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Galax, VA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Galax

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Galax is 1 in 333
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Galax is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Galax is 1 in 23
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Galax, VA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Galax, VA you have a 1 in 333 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 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Galax, VA.

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

Determining whether Galax, 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. Galax, VA has increased by 28% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 58% year over year. Total crimes for Galax, VA has increased by 55% in the same time frame.

Galax police department

ItemGalaxVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)388,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.43.23.3
There are a total of 38 Galax police officers. This results in 5.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 67.2% greater than the Virginia average and 64.8% 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
Independence, VA1,2590868868
Cana, VA1,3521071,0151,122
Sparta, NC2,0891801,4301,610
Fancy Gap, VA2012252,1422,367
Hillsville, VA2,717752,6252,700
Galax, VA6,9813014,2414,542

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Sturtevant, WI6,98172759831
Valley Park, MO6,9802951,6931,988
Cuero, TX6,9799003,4014,301
Atlantic, IA6,9833982,4482,847
Green Cove Springs, FL6,9846702,7103,380
Galax, VA6,9813014,2414,542
Source: The Galax, 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.