Danville, VA
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With a crime rate of 47 per one thousand residents, Danville has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 21. Within Virginia, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Danville.

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

For Danville, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Danville is one in 164.

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 Danville 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Danville is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Danville, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 41 per one thousand population.

Danville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Danville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

257

1,741

1,998

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.11

41.37

47.48

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Danville 6.11
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 164

in Danville

1 in 511

in Virginia

Danville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 42,082
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 24 85 142
Rate per 1,000 0.14 0.57 2.02 3.37

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
Danville 41.37
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Danville

1 in 54

in Virginia

Danville Property CRIMES

Population: 42,082
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 316 1,350 75
Rate per 1,000 7.51 32.08 1.78

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

Danville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Danville 45
Virginia 19