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Total crime 71%
Violent crime 79%
Property crime 70%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBowling Green/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)751 (estimate)1,8662,580
Murdern/an/an/a4.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a34.342.6
Robberyn/an/an/a42.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a118.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)80 (estimate)200381
Burglaryn/an/an/a182.8376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,356.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a126.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)670 (estimate)1,6662,200

Key findings

  • Bowling Green crime rates are 71% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bowling Green are 79% lower than the national average
  • In Bowling Green you have a 1 in 134 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bowling Green is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bowling Green has decreased by 7%

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The Bowling Green crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bowling Green as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Bowling Green crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Bowling Green (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bowling Green

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bowling Green is 1 in 1243
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bowling Green is 1 in 150
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bowling Green is 1 in 134

      Year Over Year Crime In Bowling Green (per 100,000 people)

      Bowling Green police department

      ItemBowling GreenVirginiaNational
      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.

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      Long Branch, VA7,69270585655
      Lake Caroline, VA1,90081678759
      Lake Land'Or, VA3,7071149511,065
      Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA4,5901461,2191,366
      Bowling Green, VA1,23980670751

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      South Waverly, PA1,239120585706
      Tok, AK1,2394001,4901,890
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      Harristown, IL1,2401788541,032
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      Bowling Green, VA1,23980670751
      Source: The Bowling Green, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.