Arlington, VA
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Arlington has an overall crime rate of 18 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Arlington is 1 in 57. How does Arlington fare compared to other communities in Virginia of all population sizes? Arlington's crime rate is lower than approximately 27% of Virginia communities.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Arlington, and we found that the crime rate in Arlington is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Arlington'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 Arlington is one in 728.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Arlington; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Arlington Crime Data

 
Crime Index

42

(100 is safest)


Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Arlington Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

314

3,702

4,016

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.37

16.20

17.58

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Arlington 1.37
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 728

in Arlington

1 in 511

in Virginia
Arlington VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 228,449
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 36 113 164
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.16 0.49 0.72
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
Arlington 16.20
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 62

in Arlington

1 in 54

in Virginia
Arlington Property CRIMES
Population: 228,449
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 203 3,297 202
Rate per 1,000 0.89 14.43 0.88
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

Arlington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Arlington 154
Virginia 19