Reported Annual Crime In Galax

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 peopleGalax/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime279n/a (estimate)4,1472,0012,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGalax/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a14.95.35.3
Rape2n/a29.733.841.7
Robbery3n/a44.651.198.0
Assault13n/a193.2117.9248.9
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)282208383
Burglary35n/a520.2218.0430.4
Theft208n/a3,091.61,454.71,694.4
Vehicle theft17n/a252.7120.1237.4
Property crime260n/a (estimate)3,8641,7932,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Galax, VA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Galax, VA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Galax, VA crime rates are 107% higher than in comparison to the Virginia mean and are 51% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Galax, VA has a rate that is 36% higher than the Virginia average; compared to the United States, it is 26% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Galax, VA is 116% higher than its state's mean, and 64% higher than the country's average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Galax is 51% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.36 daily crimes that occur in Galax.
  • Galax is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Galax you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Galax has decreased by 9%.

Compare Galax, VA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Galax (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Galax, 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 Galax, VA are 2.07 times more than the Virginia average and 1.51 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Galax, VA are 1.36 times more than than Virginia and 1.36 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Galax, VA are 2.16 times more than than Virginia and 1.64 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Galax (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Galax, VA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Galax, VA has been ranked safer than 16% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Galax, VA is safer than 26% 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 Galax, VA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Galax, VA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Galax

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Galax is 1 in 355
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Galax is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Galax is 1 in 25
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Galax, VA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Galax, VA you have a 1 in 355 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 26 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Galax, VA.

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

Determining whether Galax, VA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Galax, VA has decreased by 6% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 9% year over year. Total crimes for Galax, VA has decreased by 9% in the same time frame.

Galax police department

ItemGalaxVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)388,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.43.23.3
There are a total of 38 Galax police officers. This results in 5.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 67.2% greater than the Virginia average and 65.5% 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
Cana, VA1,3871109451,054
Sparta, NC1,7261701,1901,360
Independence, VA1,0082181,1971,415
Hillsville, VA2,683382,4592,497
Fries, VA4523262,8083,133
Lowgap, NC4684643,2423,706
Galax, VA6,8582823,8644,147

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
St. Albans, VT6,8586797,4428,122
Whitefish, MT6,8591612,0282,189
Newport, TN6,8561,4679,02310,490
Napili-Honokowai, HI6,8562352,6512,886
Westville, IN6,8624802,9093,389
Galax, VA6,8582823,8644,147
Source: The Galax, 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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