Reported Annual Crime In Fairfax

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFairfax/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)840 (estimate)2,0012,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFairfax/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a5.35.3
Rapen/an/an/a33.841.7
Robberyn/an/an/a51.198.0
Assaultn/an/an/a117.9248.9
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)87 (estimate)208394
Burglaryn/an/an/a218.0430.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,454.71,694.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a120.1237.4
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)753 (estimate)1,7932,362

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fairfax is 70% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.3 daily crimes that occur in Fairfax.
  • Fairfax is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fairfax you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fairfax has decreased by 3%.

Compare Fairfax, VA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Fairfax (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Fairfax (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fairfax

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fairfax is 1 in 1145
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fairfax is 1 in 133
The chance of being a victim of crime in Fairfax is 1 in 119

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

Fairfax police department

ItemFairfaxVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)838,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.63.23.3
There are a total of 83 Fairfax police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.1% greater than the Virginia average and 12% greater 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
Occoquan, VA9470185185
Mason Neck, VA2,13733281314
Moorefield Station, VA1,31436314351
Ravensworth, VA2,17538324361
Somerset, MD1,21570312382
Cabin John, MD1,95870312382
Garrett Park, MD1,05870312382
Fairfax, VA23,62087753840

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Greenbelt, MD23,6235983,2163,813
Palm Springs, FL23,5925644,1404,704
North Laurel, MD23,5904752,1092,584
Marshall, TX23,6516663,8534,520
Mequon, WI23,66345816862
Fairfax, VA23,62087753840
Source: The Fairfax, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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