Big Stone Gap, VA
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The crime rate in Big Stone Gap 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 Big Stone Gap is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Big Stone Gap is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Big Stone Gap has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Big Stone Gap's violent crime rate is 2 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 Big Stone Gap is one in 542.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the town, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Big Stone Gap experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Big Stone Gap's rate for property crime is 36 per one thousand population. This makes Big Stone Gap 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 Big Stone Gap is one in 28.

Big Stone Gap Crime Data

 
Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Big Stone Gap Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

10

195

205

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.85

36.00

37.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Big Stone Gap 1.85
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 542

in Big Stone Gap

1 in 511

in Virginia
Big Stone Gap VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 5,416
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 2 6
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.18 0.37 1.11
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
Big Stone Gap 36.00
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Big Stone Gap

1 in 54

in Virginia
Big Stone Gap Property CRIMES
Population: 5,416
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 180 0
Rate per 1,000 2.77 33.23 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

Big Stone Gap Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Big Stone Gap 41
Virginia 19

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