Reported Annual Crime In Waynesboro

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaynesboro/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime613n/a (estimate)2,8672,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaynesboro/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.64.9
Rape8n/a37.427.938.6
Robbery12n/a56.153.0101.9
Assault23n/a107.6110.2237.8
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)201196373
Burglary26n/a121.6254.6491.4
Theft530n/a2,478.51,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft14n/a65.596.8220.2
Property crime570n/a (estimate)2,6661,8672,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Waynesboro, VA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Waynesboro, VA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Waynesboro, VA crime rates are 39% higher than in comparison to the Virginia mean and are equal to the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Waynesboro, VA has a rate that is 3% higher than the Virginia average; compared to the United States, it is 46% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Waynesboro, VA is 43% higher than its state's mean, and 7% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waynesboro is equal to the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.85 daily crimes that occur in Waynesboro.
  • Waynesboro is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Waynesboro you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Waynesboro has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Waynesboro (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Waynesboro, VA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Virginia as well as national figures. In Waynesboro, VA the total number of daily crimes is 1.39 times more than the Virginia average and 1.00 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Waynesboro, VA are 1.03 times more than the Virginia average and 1.85 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Waynesboro, VA has a daily crime rate that is 1.43 times more than the Virginia average and 1.07 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Waynesboro (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Waynesboro, 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 Waynesboro, VA to other cities in the state and across the country, Waynesboro, VA is 33% safer than other cities of Virginia and 44% 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, Waynesboro, VA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Waynesboro, VA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waynesboro

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 498
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 35
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Waynesboro, VA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Waynesboro, VA, you have a 1 in 498 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 38. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Waynesboro, VA is 1 in 35.

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

The year over year crime rate for Waynesboro, VA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Waynesboro, 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 increased by 30% in Waynesboro, VA, while property crimes in Waynesboro, VA have decreased by 13%. Crimes in total for Waynesboro, VA have decreased by 11% year over year.

Waynesboro police department

ItemWaynesboroVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)548,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.53.23.3
There are a total of 54 Waynesboro police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.1% less than the Virginia average and 23.3% 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
Nellysford, VA1,03228262289
Wintergreen, VA28679754833
Lyndhurst, VA1,56380758838
New Hope, VA1,04382784867
Jolivue, VA1,28290858949
Waynesboro, VA21,1772012,6662,867

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Waynesboro, VA21,1772012,6662,867
Source: The Waynesboro, 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.