Reported Annual Crime In Lexington

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 peopleLexington/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime49n/a (estimate)6972,0012,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLexington/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.35.3
Rape2n/a28.433.841.7
Robbery1n/a14.251.198.0
Assault6n/a85.3117.9248.9
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)128208383
Burglary6n/a85.3218.0430.4
Theft33n/a469.11,454.71,694.4
Vehicle theft1n/a14.2120.1237.4
Property crime40n/a (estimate)5691,7932,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Lexington, VA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 65% lower than the average of crimes committed in Virginia. It is also 75% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Lexington, VA shows a crime rate that is 39% lower than the Virginia average. The crime rate is also 67% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Lexington, VA is shown to be 68% lower than the Virginia average and 76% lower than the national average.
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The Lexington crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lexington 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 Lexington crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lexington is 75% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.91 daily crimes that occur in Lexington.
  • Lexington is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lexington you have a 1 in 144 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lexington has decreased by 25%.

Compare Lexington, VA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Lexington (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Lexington, VA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Virginia as well as those across America as a whole. The Lexington, VA total amount of daily offenses is 2.87 times less than the Virginia average and 3.94 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lexington, VA is 1.63 times less than the Virginia average, and it is 2.99 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Lexington, VA has a daily crime figure that is 3.15 times less than the Virginia average and 4.15 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Lexington (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Lexington, VA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Lexington, VA has been ranked safer than 73% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Lexington, VA is safer than 79% 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 Lexington, VA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Lexington, VA is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lexington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lexington is 1 in 782
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lexington is 1 in 176
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lexington is 1 in 144
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Lexington, VA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Lexington, VA, then there is a 1 in 782 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 176. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 144 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Lexington, VA.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Lexington, VA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Lexington, VA has increased by 56%, while the property crime rate in Lexington, VA has decreased by 33% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lexington, VA has decreased by 25% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Lexington police department

ItemLexingtonVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)188,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.53.23.3
There are a total of 18 Lexington police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.9% less than the Virginia average and 21.7% 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
Glasgow, VA1,221000
East Lexington, VA1,13089765854
Buena Vista, VA6,6102602,2442,504
Goshen, VA3983282,8243,152
Lexington, VA7,036128569697

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Archbald, PA7,036869891,075
New Paltz, NY7,0343531,4991,852
Huron, OH7,038581,6691,727
Twin Rivers, NJ7,0342351,5981,833
Fayetteville, TN7,0331,2544,4375,691
Lexington, VA7,036128569697
Source: The Lexington, 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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