Reported Annual Crime In Charlottesville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharlottesville/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,221n/a (estimate)2,5732,0012,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharlottesville/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a6.35.35.3
Rape31n/a65.333.841.7
Robbery22n/a46.451.198.0
Assault129n/a271.9117.9248.9
Violent crime185n/a (estimate)390208383
Burglary145n/a305.6218.0430.4
Theft820n/a1,728.31,454.71,694.4
Vehicle theft71n/a149.6120.1237.4
Property crime1,036n/a (estimate)2,1841,7932,362
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Charlottesville, VA. All reported Charlottesville, VA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Charlottesville, VA overall crime rate is 29% higher than in comparison to the Virginia average; and is also 6% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Charlottesville, VA, the rate is 87% higher than compared to the Virginia average, and 2% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Charlottesville, VA comes in at 22% higher than to the average seen in Virginia, and 8% lower than the overall national average.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Charlottesville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Charlottesville is 6% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.05 daily crimes that occur in Charlottesville.
  • Charlottesville is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Charlottesville you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Charlottesville has decreased by 11%.

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Compare Charlottesville, VA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Charlottesville (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Charlottesville, 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 Charlottesville, VA are 1.29 times more than the Virginia average and 1.07 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Charlottesville, VA are 1.87 times more than than Virginia and 1.02 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Charlottesville, VA are 1.22 times more than than Virginia and 1.08 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Charlottesville (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Charlottesville, VA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Charlottesville, VA has been ranked safer than 9% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Charlottesville, VA is safer than 20% 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, VA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Charlottesville, VA 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 257
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charlottesville is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in Charlottesville is 1 in 39
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Charlottesville, VA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Charlottesville, VA you have a 1 in 257 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 46 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Charlottesville, VA.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Charlottesville, VA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Charlottesville, VA has increased by 3% and the rate of property crime in Charlottesville, VA has decreased by 13%. The total crime rate in Charlottesville, VA has decreased by 11% 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
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
Rivanna, VA1,73329252281
Pantops, VA3,68880693773
Ivy, VA82284724808
Ruckersville, VA1,20686738824
Twin Lakes, VA1,79994814908
Crozet, VA6,6201361,1731,310
Free Union, VA2911511,2991,450
Charlottesville, VA45,5383902,1842,573

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Wylie, TX45,65594871966
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Charlottesville, VA45,5383902,1842,573
Source: The Charlottesville, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.