Reported Annual Crime In Lynchburg

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 peopleLynchburg/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,173n/a (estimate)2,6862,0012,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLynchburg/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a4.95.35.3
Rape33n/a40.833.841.7
Robbery42n/a51.951.198.0
Assault208n/a257.1117.9248.9
Violent crime287n/a (estimate)355208383
Burglary224n/a276.9218.0430.4
Theft1,522n/a1,881.61,454.71,694.4
Vehicle theft140n/a173.1120.1237.4
Property crime1,886n/a (estimate)2,3321,7932,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Lynchburg, VA. The total number of reported crimes in Lynchburg, VA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Lynchburg, VA crime rate is 34% higher than the Virginia average and is 2% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Lynchburg, VA has a violent crime rate that is 70% higher than the Virginia average and 7% lower than the national average. For property crime, Lynchburg, VA is 30% higher than the Virginia average and 1% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lynchburg is 2% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.36 daily crimes that occur in Lynchburg.
  • Lynchburg is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lynchburg you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lynchburg has increased by 8%.

Compare Lynchburg, VA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Lynchburg (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Lynchburg, VA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Virginia as well as national figures. In Lynchburg, VA the total number of daily crimes is 1.34 times more than the Virginia average and 1.02 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Lynchburg, VA are 1.70 times more than the Virginia average and 1.08 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Lynchburg, VA has a daily crime rate that is 1.30 times more than the Virginia average and 1.01 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Lynchburg (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Lynchburg, VA compared to other areas of Virginia, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Lynchburg, VA safer than 24% when compared to other Virginia cities, and 32% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Virginia, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Lynchburg, VA. At this time, Lynchburg, VA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lynchburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lynchburg is 1 in 282
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lynchburg is 1 in 43
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lynchburg is 1 in 38
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Lynchburg, VA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Lynchburg, VA you have a 1 in 282 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 43 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lynchburg, VA.

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

The year over year crime rate for Lynchburg, VA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Lynchburg, VA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 5% in Lynchburg, VA, while property crimes in Lynchburg, VA have increased by 9%. Crimes in total for Lynchburg, VA have increased by 8% year over year.

Lynchburg police department

ItemLynchburgVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2068,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.23.3
There are a total of 206 Lynchburg police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.3% less than the Virginia average and 18.1% 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
Amherst, VA2,51945545591
Concord, VA1,48491788880
Rustburg, VA1,1451069121,017
Forest, VA10,5372191,8872,106
Timberlake, VA13,1272592,2342,493
Madison Heights, VA10,6372832,4402,723
Big Island, VA2462982,5662,864
Lynchburg, VA78,7553552,3322,686

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Brooklyn Park, MN78,8233502,6973,047
Mountain View, CA78,8271842,4312,615
Medford, OR78,8564545,9626,416
Deerfield Beach, FL78,6424022,9303,332
Melbourne, FL78,9118174,1444,961
Lynchburg, VA78,7553552,3322,686
Source: The Lynchburg, 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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