Reported Annual Crime In Independence

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8n/a (estimate)8682,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.64.9
Rape0n/a0.027.938.6
Robbery0n/a0.053.0101.9
Assault0n/a0.0110.2237.8
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0196373
Burglary1n/a108.5254.6491.4
Theft7n/a759.21,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft0n/a0.096.8220.2
Property crime8n/a (estimate)8681,8672,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Independence is 70% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.38 daily crimes that occur in Independence.
  • Independence is safer than 92% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Independence you have a 1 in 116 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Independence has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Independence (per 100,000 people)

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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 0
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Independence is 1 in 116
The chance of being a victim of crime in Independence is 1 in 116

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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sparta, NC2,0891801,4301,610
Fries, VA5343082,9283,235
Sugar Grove, VA7133142,9923,306
Ivanhoe, VA4503173,0153,332
Galax, VA6,9813014,2414,542
Independence, VA1,2590868868

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Buxton, NC1,25977610687
Kingston, NJ1,25959373432
Eustace, TX1,2592031,3921,595
Wendover, UT1,2591321,6731,805
La Union, NM1,2593531,9872,339
Independence, VA1,2590868868
Source: The Independence, 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.