C-
Total crime 1%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 2%
Find Homes Find Rentals
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharlottesville/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,318n/a (estimate)2,3181,6652,346
Murder10n/a0.06.16.5
Rape52n/a66.026.538.4
Robbery59n/a45.434.373.9
Assault275n/a212.6141.7279.7
Violent crime396n/a (estimate)396209388
Burglary166n/a251.8133.5314.2
Theft1,605n/a1,907.01,196.61,398.0
Vehicle theft151n/a161.0126.3246.0
Property crime1,922n/a (estimate)1,9221,4561,958

Key findings

  • Charlottesville crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Charlottesville are 2% higher than the national average
  • In Charlottesville you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Charlottesville is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Charlottesville has increased by 14%

Charlottesville crime map

Lower crime         Higher crime No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The Charlottesville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around Charlottesville

See all the best places to live around Charlottesville

Compare Charlottesville, VA Crime

      vs
      How would you rate the amount of crime in Charlottesville?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Charlottesville?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Charlottesville poll results

      Daily Crime In Charlottesville (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Charlottesville, Virginia is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Charlottesville are 1.39 times more than the Virginia average and 1.01 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Charlottesville are 1.90 times more than than Virginia and 1.02 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Charlottesville are 1.32 times more than than Virginia and 1.02 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Charlottesville (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Virginia and all other cities across the US, is Charlottesville safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Charlottesville is safer than 29% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Charlottesville is safer than 29% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Virginia and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Charlottesville. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Charlottesville is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Charlottesville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Charlottesville is 1 in 253
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charlottesville is 1 in 53
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Charlottesville is 1 in 44
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Charlottesville? In Charlottesville, VA you have a 1 in 253 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 53 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Charlottesville.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Charlottesville is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Charlottesville has decreased by 18% and the rate of property crime in Charlottesville has increased by 21%. The total crime rate in Charlottesville has increased by 14% year to year.

      Charlottesville police department

      ItemCharlottesvilleVirginiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1418,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.23.3
      There are a total of 141 Charlottesville police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.4% less than the Virginia average and 1.4% less than the National average.

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rivanna, VA1,73329204234
      Pantops, VA3,68881563644
      Ivy, VA82284588673
      Ruckersville, VA1,20686599685
      Twin Lakes, VA1,79995661756
      Crozet, VA6,6201379531,090
      Free Union, VA2911511,0551,206
      Charlottesville, VA45,5383242,3202,644
      Charlottesville, VA45,5383961,9222,318

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hilo, HI45,5793583,3943,752
      Maricopa, AZ45,4731261,1571,283
      Lacey, WA45,6441542,5752,729
      Wylie, TX45,65575687762
      Pine Bluff, AR45,4041,8324,8876,719
      Charlottesville, VA45,5383242,3202,644
      Charlottesville, VA45,5383961,9222,318
      Source: The Charlottesville, 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.