Reported Annual Crime In Staunton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleStaunton/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime586n/a (estimate)2,3992,0012,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleStaunton/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.35.3
Rape7n/a28.733.841.7
Robbery8n/a32.851.198.0
Assault20n/a81.9117.9248.9
Violent crime35n/a (estimate)143208383
Burglary77n/a315.3218.0430.4
Theft456n/a1,867.11,454.71,694.4
Vehicle theft18n/a73.7120.1237.4
Property crime551n/a (estimate)2,2561,7932,362
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Staunton, VA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Staunton, VA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Staunton, VA averages 20% higher than the rest of Virginia while the rate of crime on a national scale is 13% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Staunton, VA is 31% lower than the average rate of crime in Virginia and 63% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 26% higher than the remainder of the state of Virginia and 4% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Staunton, VA area.
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The Staunton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Staunton 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 Staunton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Staunton is 13% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.57 daily crimes that occur in Staunton.
  • Staunton is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Staunton you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Staunton has increased by 13%.

Compare Staunton, VA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Staunton (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Staunton, VA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Virginia. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Staunton, VA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Virginia state wide, are 1.20 times more than the state average and 1.14 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Staunton, VA on a daily bases are 1.45 times less than than Virginia average and 2.67 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Staunton, VA are 1.26 times more than the daily state average and 1.05 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Staunton (higher is better)

How safe is Staunton, VA compared to other cities in Virginia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Staunton, VA is safer than 41% of the cities in Virginia and 52% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Virginia and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Staunton, VA. Overall, Staunton, VA is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Staunton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Staunton is 1 in 698
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Staunton is 1 in 45
The chance of being a victim of crime in Staunton is 1 in 42
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Staunton, VA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Staunton, VA you have a 1 in 698 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 45 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Staunton, VA.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Staunton, 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 Staunton, VA has decreased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Staunton, VA has increased by 14% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Staunton, VA has increased by 13% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Staunton police department

ItemStauntonVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)638,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.23.3
There are a total of 63 Staunton police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.6% less than the Virginia average and 19.4% 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
Grottoes, VA2,751106709815
Jolivue, VA1,26987753841
Lyndhurst, VA1,75193801894
Crimora, VA1,760102883986
Greenville, VA1,485103886989
Weyers Cave, VA2,5731069101,016
Mount Sidney, VA4761241,0671,190
Staunton, VA24,2341432,2562,399

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Vero Beach South, FL24,2344782,9453,424
Selma, CA24,2281,1773,5184,694
Tarpon Springs, FL24,2443432,3422,685
Rockville Centre, NY24,262150636786
Fairland, MD24,2015392,3952,934
Staunton, VA24,2341432,2562,399
Source: The Staunton, 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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