Reported Annual Crime In Independence

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10n/a (estimate)1,0832,0772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.85.3
Rape1n/a108.332.540.4
Robbery0n/a0.057.1102.8
Assault0n/a0.0122.2248.5
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)108218386
Burglary1n/a108.3238.0468.9
Theft8n/a866.71,505.11,745.0
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0116.4236.9
Property crime9n/a (estimate)9751,8592,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sparta, NC2,0891931,4241,617
Fries, VA5343422,9173,259
Sugar Grove, VA7133502,9813,330
Ivanhoe, VA4503523,0043,356
Galax, VA6,9813063,2083,514
Independence, VA1,2591089751,083

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Independence is 62% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.97 daily crimes that occur in Independence.
  • Independence is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Independence you have a 1 in 93 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Independence has increased by 25%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Independence

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Independence is 1 in 924
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Independence is 1 in 103
The chance of being a victim of crime in Independence is 1 in 93

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

Independence police department

ItemIndependenceVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)28,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.23.3
There are a total of 2 Independence police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.3% less than the Virginia average and 35.3% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kingston, NJ1,25956355411
Eustace, TX1,2592131,3571,571
Wendover, UT1,2591361,6571,794
La Union, NM1,2593772,1162,493
Hewlett Harbor, NY1,25953217270
Independence, VA1,2591089751,083
Source: The Independence, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.