Reported Annual Crime In Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime540n/a (estimate)2,1132,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.94.64.9
Rape4n/a15.727.938.6
Robbery4n/a15.753.0101.9
Assault7n/a27.4110.2237.8
Violent crime16n/a (estimate)63196373
Burglary17n/a66.5254.6491.4
Theft472n/a1,846.91,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft35n/a137.096.8220.2
Property crime524n/a (estimate)2,0501,8672,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Salem, VA. The total number of reported crimes in Salem, 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 Salem, VA crime rate is 2% higher than the Virginia average and is 26% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Salem, VA has a violent crime rate that is 68% lower than the Virginia average and 83% lower than the national average. For property crime, Salem, VA is 10% higher than the Virginia average and 18% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.79 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has increased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Salem, VA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Virginia as well as national figures. In Salem, VA the total number of daily crimes is 1.02 times more than the Virginia average and 1.35 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Salem, VA are 3.12 times less than the Virginia average and 5.95 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Salem, VA has a daily crime rate that is 1.10 times more than the Virginia average and 1.21 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Salem (higher is better)

How safe is Salem, VA compared to other cities in Virginia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Salem, VA is safer than 63% of the cities in Virginia and 68% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Virginia and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Salem, VA. Overall, Salem, VA is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 1598
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 49
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 48
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Salem, VA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Salem, VA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1598. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 49 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Salem, VA is 1 in 48.

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

A good indicator of whether Salem, VA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Salem, VA has decreased by 45%, while the property crime rate in Salem, VA has increased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Salem, VA has increased by 2% year over year.

Salem police department

ItemSalemVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)918,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.63.23.3
There are a total of 91 Salem police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12% greater than the Virginia average and 10.4% 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
Daleville, VA2,56562589651
Blue Ridge, VA2,82387829916
Laymantown, VA2,72091866957
Cloverdale, VA3,179989331,031
Shawsville, VA1,2051101,0481,158
Salem, VA25,120632,0502,113

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Woodstock, IL25,1211191,3541,473
Dedham, MA25,1113471,4991,846
Statesville, NC25,1324333,4343,868
Carrollton, GA25,1384724,3944,867
Temple Terrace, FL25,0983433,0313,374
Salem, VA25,120632,0502,113
Source: The Salem, 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.