Altavista, VA
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Altavista, VA 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

The crime rate in Altavista is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 38 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 Altavista is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Altavista is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Altavista has a crime rate that is higher than 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a town's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 3,474, Altavista has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Altavista does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Altavista.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Altavista's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Altavista is one in 869.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Altavista's rate for property crime is 37 per one thousand population. This makes Altavista 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 Altavista is one in 27.

Altavista Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Altavista Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

128

132

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.15

36.85

38.00

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Altavista 1.15
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 869

in Altavista

1 in 511

in Virginia

Altavista VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 3,474
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 1 2
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.29 0.29 0.58

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
Altavista 36.85
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Altavista

1 in 54

in Virginia

Altavista Property CRIMES

Population: 3,474
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 109 4
Rate per 1,000 4.32 31.38 1.15

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

Altavista Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Altavista 26
Virginia 19

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