Reported Annual Crime In South Boston

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Boston/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime349n/a (estimate)4,3912,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Boston/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.64.9
Rape5n/a62.927.938.6
Robbery5n/a62.953.0101.9
Assault34n/a427.8110.2237.8
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)554196373
Burglary37n/a465.5254.6491.4
Theft261n/a3,283.81,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft7n/a88.196.8220.2
Property crime305n/a (estimate)3,8371,8672,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in South Boston, VA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in South Boston, VA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in South Boston, VA averages 113% higher than the rest of Virginia while the rate of crime on a national scale is 54% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in South Boston, VA is 183% higher than the average rate of crime in Virginia and 49% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 106% higher than the remainder of the state of Virginia and 54% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the South Boston, VA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in South Boston is 54% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.03 daily crimes that occur in South Boston.
  • South Boston is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In South Boston you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in South Boston has decreased by 19%.

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Daily Crime In South Boston (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in South Boston, VA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Virginia and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for South Boston, VA are 2.13 times more than the Virginia average and 1.54 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in South Boston, VA are 2.83 times more than than Virginia and 1.49 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in South Boston, VA are 2.06 times more than than Virginia and 1.54 times more than the national average.

How Safe is South Boston (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in South Boston, VA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Virginia as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in South Boston, VA to other cities in the state and across the country, South Boston, VA is 7% safer than other cities of Virginia and 16% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Virginia cities and all around the United States, South Boston, VA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing South Boston, VA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Boston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Boston is 1 in 181
The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Boston is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in South Boston is 1 in 23
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in South Boston, VA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In South Boston, VA you have a 1 in 181 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 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime in South Boston, VA.

Year Over Year Crime In South Boston (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in South Boston, 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 South Boston, VA has increased by 30%, while the property crime rate in South Boston, VA has decreased by 23% year over year. Summing up the numbers, South Boston, VA has decreased by 19% with regards to total crimes year over year.

South Boston police department

ItemSouth BostonVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)318,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.83.23.3
There are a total of 31 South Boston police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.6% greater than the Virginia average and 15.9% 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
Halifax, VA1,4020562562
Riverdale, VA1,3611039791,081
Mountain Road, VA1,2551101,0481,158
Virgilina, VA1572872,7323,019
Cluster Springs, VA7452912,7743,066
South Boston, VA8,0695543,8374,391

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Temple Hills, MD8,0694742,4022,876
Pukalani, HI8,0672312,9933,224
Senatobia, MS8,0632072,1292,337
Antigo, WI8,0751156,8426,956
London, KY8,0621594,0944,253
South Boston, VA8,0695543,8374,391
Source: The South Boston, 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.