Arlington, VA
Crime Rates



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Arlington, VA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Arlington is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 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 Arlington is 1 in 64. Based on FBI crime data, Arlington is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Arlington has a crime rate that is higher than 71% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 787.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Arlington's rate for property crime is 14 per one thousand population. This makes Arlington 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 Arlington is one in 69.

Arlington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

39

(100 is safest)


Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Arlington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

301

3,408

3,709

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.27

14.39

15.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Arlington 1.27
Virginia 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 787

in Arlington

1 in 481

in Virginia

Arlington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 236,842
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Arlington 14.39
Virginia 16.43

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 69

in Arlington

1 in 61

in Virginia

Arlington Property CRIMES

Population: 236,842
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Arlington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Arlington 142
Virginia 18