With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 14 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Dumfries is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 66% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Dumfries is one in 72. Compared to communities within Virginia, Dumfries‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 56% of the state's cities and towns.
Compared to other communities of similar population size, Dumfries has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Dumfries is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Dumfries does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Dumfries.
For Dumfries, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Dumfries than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2585, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Dumfries is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Dumfries than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 74.