Colonial Beach, VA
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The crime rate in Colonial Beach is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Colonial Beach is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Colonial Beach is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Colonial Beach has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Colonial Beach occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Colonial Beach; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 448. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Colonial Beach 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 Colonial Beach's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Colonial Beach 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 Colonial Beach is one in 47.

Colonial Beach Crime Data

 
Crime Index

29

(100 is safest)


Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

Colonial Beach Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8

76

84

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.23

21.23

23.46

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Colonial Beach 2.23
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 448

in Colonial Beach

1 in 511

in Virginia
Colonial Beach VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 3,580
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 0 6
Rate per 1,000 0.28 0.28 0.00 1.68
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
Colonial Beach 21.23
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in Colonial Beach

1 in 54

in Virginia
Colonial Beach Property CRIMES
Population: 3,580
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 12 60 4
Rate per 1,000 3.35 16.76 1.12
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

Colonial Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Colonial Beach 29
Virginia 19

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