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 8% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Charlottesville is safer than 19% 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.