Lynchburg, SC
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Lynchburg, SC crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 25 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Lynchburg is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 63% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lynchburg is one in 39. Compared to communities within South Carolina, Lynchburg‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 87% of the state's cities and towns.

However, when you compare Lynchburg to other communities of similar population, then Lynchburg crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Lynchburg 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.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lynchburg occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Lynchburg; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 354. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lynchburg's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg is one in 44.

Lynchburg Crime Data

 

Crime Index

63

(100 is safest)


Safer than 63% of U.S. Cities

Lynchburg Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1

8

9

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.82

22.60

25.42

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lynchburg 2.82
South Carolina 5.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 354

in Lynchburg

1 in 198

in South Carolina

Lynchburg VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 354
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lynchburg 22.60
South Carolina 32.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Lynchburg

1 in 30

in South Carolina

Lynchburg Property CRIMES

Population: 354
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Lynchburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lynchburg 8
South Carolina 35

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