Reported Annual Crime In Lynchburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLynchburg/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,979n/a (estimate)2,4842,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLynchburg/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a2.54.64.9
Rape35n/a43.927.938.6
Robbery47n/a59.053.0101.9
Assault186n/a233.4110.2237.8
Violent crime270n/a (estimate)339196373
Burglary232n/a291.2254.6491.4
Theft1,400n/a1,757.11,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft77n/a96.696.8220.2
Property crime1,709n/a (estimate)2,1451,8672,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Lynchburg, VA. The total number of reported crimes in Lynchburg, 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 Lynchburg, VA crime rate is 20% higher than the Virginia average and is 13% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Lynchburg, VA has a violent crime rate that is 73% higher than the Virginia average and 9% lower than the national average. For property crime, Lynchburg, VA is 15% higher than the Virginia average and 14% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lynchburg is 13% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.81 daily crimes that occur in Lynchburg.
  • Lynchburg is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lynchburg you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lynchburg has decreased by 17%.

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Daily Crime In Lynchburg (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Lynchburg, VA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Virginia as well as national figures. In Lynchburg, VA the total number of daily crimes is 1.20 times more than the Virginia average and 1.15 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Lynchburg, VA are 1.73 times more than the Virginia average and 1.10 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Lynchburg, VA has a daily crime rate that is 1.15 times more than the Virginia average and 1.16 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Lynchburg (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Lynchburg, VA compared to other areas of Virginia, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Lynchburg, VA safer than 25% when compared to other Virginia cities, and 36% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Virginia, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Lynchburg, VA. At this time, Lynchburg, VA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lynchburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lynchburg is 1 in 296
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lynchburg is 1 in 47
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lynchburg is 1 in 41
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Lynchburg, VA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Lynchburg, VA you have a 1 in 296 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 47 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lynchburg, VA.

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

The year over year crime rate for Lynchburg, VA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Lynchburg, VA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 27% in Lynchburg, VA, while property crimes in Lynchburg, VA have decreased by 15%. Crimes in total for Lynchburg, VA have decreased by 17% year over year.

Lynchburg police department

ItemLynchburgVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2068,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.23.3
There are a total of 206 Lynchburg police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.3% less than the Virginia average and 18.5% 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
Amherst, VA2,6430455455
Concord, VA1,55285814899
Forest, VA9,9991821,7351,917
Timberlake, VA12,4782462,3452,592
Madison Heights, VA10,3592622,4972,760
Lynchburg, VA77,6263392,1452,484

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Brooklyn Park, MN77,5793732,9313,303
Somerville, MA77,5602422,0492,291
Bellflower, CA77,5214742,3212,795
Tustin, CA77,7651592,0932,251
Palm Coast, FL77,7795693,4624,031
Lynchburg, VA77,6263392,1452,484
Source: The Lynchburg, 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.