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Total crime 62%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 60%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArlington/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)899 (estimate)1,6652,346
Murdern/an/an/a6.16.5
Rapen/an/an/a26.538.4
Robberyn/an/an/a34.373.9
Assaultn/an/an/a141.7279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)113 (estimate)209388
Burglaryn/an/an/a133.5314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,196.61,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a126.3246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)786 (estimate)1,4561,958

Key findings

  • Arlington crime rates are 62% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Arlington are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Arlington you have a 1 in 112 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Arlington is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Arlington has decreased by 10%

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      Daily Crime In Arlington (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Arlington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Arlington is 1 in 887
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Arlington is 1 in 128
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Arlington is 1 in 112

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

      Arlington police department

      ItemArlingtonVirginiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a8,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.23.3

      Sex offenders in Virginia

      StateTotal offendersVirginia /100KNational /100K
      Virginia25,766352266
      There are a total of 25,766 sex offenders in Virginia. This yields a total of 352 sex offenders in Virginia per 100,000 residents which is 32% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Occoquan, VA94709191
      Mason Neck, VA2,13733228261
      Occoquan, VA94790180271
      Cabin John, MD1,95856226282
      Garrett Park, MD1,05856226282
      Somerset, MD1,21556226282
      Ravensworth, VA2,17538263301
      Arlington, VA226,092113786899

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gilbert, AZ226,8321091,0781,187
      Fremont, CA227,9341672,3432,509
      Baton Rouge, LA228,6949524,8265,778
      Paradise, NV229,6666832,8633,547
      North Las Vegas, NV230,4365221,6242,145
      Arlington, VA226,092113786899
      Source: The Arlington, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.