Covington, VA
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The crime rate in Covington is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Covington is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Covington is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Covington has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Covington'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 Covington is one in 566.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Covington 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 Covington's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Covington 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 Covington is one in 43.

Covington Crime Data

 
Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Covington Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

10

132

142

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.77

23.33

25.10

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Covington 1.77
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 566

in Covington

1 in 511

in Virginia
Covington VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 5,658
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 1 6
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.35 0.18 1.06
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
Covington 23.33
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Covington

1 in 54

in Virginia
Covington Property CRIMES
Population: 5,658
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 13 115 4
Rate per 1,000 2.30 20.33 0.71
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

Covington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Covington 25
Virginia 19