Fairfax, VA
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The crime rate in Fairfax is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Fairfax is 1 in 51. Based on FBI crime data, Fairfax is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Fairfax has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Fairfax has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Fairfax is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Fairfax 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 Fairfax.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Fairfax'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 Fairfax is one in 586.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Fairfax's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Fairfax 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 Fairfax is one in 56.

Fairfax Crime Data

 

Crime Index

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Fairfax Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

41

427

468

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.71

17.78

19.49

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fairfax 1.71
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 586

in Fairfax

1 in 511

in Virginia

Fairfax VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 24,013
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 10 16 15
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.42 0.67 0.62

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
Fairfax 17.78
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 56

in Fairfax

1 in 54

in Virginia

Fairfax Property CRIMES

Population: 24,013
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 31 378 18
Rate per 1,000 1.29 15.74 0.75

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

Fairfax Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fairfax 75
Virginia 19