Reported Annual Crime In Harrisonburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHarrisonburg/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,357n/a (estimate)2,5502,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHarrisonburg/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.94.64.9
Rape25n/a47.027.938.6
Robbery12n/a22.553.0101.9
Assault81n/a152.2110.2237.8
Violent crime119n/a (estimate)224196373
Burglary157n/a295.0254.6491.4
Theft1,048n/a1,969.01,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft33n/a62.096.8220.2
Property crime1,238n/a (estimate)2,3261,8672,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Harrisonburg, VA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Harrisonburg, 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 Harrisonburg, VA crime rates are 24% higher than in comparison to the Virginia mean and are 11% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Harrisonburg, VA has a rate that is 14% higher than the Virginia average; compared to the United States, it is 40% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Harrisonburg, VA is 25% higher than its state's mean, and 6% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Harrisonburg is 11% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.98 daily crimes that occur in Harrisonburg.
  • Harrisonburg is safer than 46% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Harrisonburg you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Harrisonburg has increased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Harrisonburg (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Harrisonburg, VA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Virginia. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Harrisonburg, VA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Virginia state wide, are 1.24 times more than the state average and 1.12 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Harrisonburg, VA on a daily bases are 1.14 times more than than Virginia average and 1.67 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Harrisonburg, VA are 1.25 times more than the daily state average and 1.07 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Harrisonburg (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Harrisonburg, VA area in comparison to other Virginia communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Harrisonburg, VA being safer than 34% of cities in Virginia and 46% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Virginia cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Harrisonburg, VA. In conclusion, Harrisonburg, VA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Harrisonburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Harrisonburg is 1 in 448
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harrisonburg is 1 in 43
The chance of being a victim of crime in Harrisonburg is 1 in 40
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Harrisonburg, VA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Harrisonburg, VA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 448. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 43 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Harrisonburg, VA is 1 in 40.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Harrisonburg, 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 Harrisonburg, VA has increased by 13%, while the property crime rate in Harrisonburg, VA has increased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Harrisonburg, VA has increased by 6% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Harrisonburg police department

ItemHarrisonburgVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)998,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.23.3
There are a total of 99 Harrisonburg police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 39.1% less than the Virginia average and 40% less 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
Bridgewater, VA5,81233265299
Broadway, VA3,7480342342
Massanutten, VA2,39346435480
Belmont Estates, VA1,29957539596
Massanetta Springs, VA4,66871672743
Harrisonburg, VA50,8212242,3262,550

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Bradenton, FL50,7776223,7934,415
Gilroy, CA50,7763593,3243,683
Harrisonburg, VA50,8212242,3262,550
Source: The Harrisonburg, 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.