The crime rate in Orange is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Orange is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Orange is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Orange has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
Importantly, when you compare Orange to other communities of similar population, then Orange crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Orange does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.
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 Orange 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 Orange.
For Orange, 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 Orange than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1610, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Orange's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Orange a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Orange is one in 37.