Amherst, VA
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If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Amherst. With an annual crime rate of only 5 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 221. These crime statistics put Amherst in the elite group of the safest communities in both Virginia and in the nation as a whole.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Amherst, and we found that the crime rate in Amherst is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Amherst is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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

Importantly, our analysis shows that Amherst has one of the lowest violent crime rates in all of America, across cities and towns of all sizes. Murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault happen far less frequently here than in most places. Your chance of becoming a victim? Just one in 10000. Amherst's violent crime rate is just 0 per 1,000 residents.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Amherst compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Amherst is just 5 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Amherst is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Amherst Crime Data

 
Crime Index

93

(100 is safest)


Safer than 93% of U.S. Cities

Amherst Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

0

10

10

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.00

4.52

4.52

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Amherst 0.00
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 10,000

in Amherst

1 in 511

in Virginia
Amherst VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,210
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
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
Amherst 4.52
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 221

in Amherst

1 in 54

in Virginia
Amherst Property CRIMES
Population: 2,210
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1 9 0
Rate per 1,000 0.45 4.07 0.00
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

Amherst Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Amherst 2
Virginia 19

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