Falls Church, VA
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The crime rate in Falls Church 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 Falls Church is 1 in 53. Based on FBI crime data, Falls Church is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Falls Church has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Falls Church compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Falls Church with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Falls Church's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Falls Church 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 Falls Church.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Falls Church's violent crime rate is 1 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 Falls Church is one in 695.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Falls Church's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Falls Church 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 Falls Church is one in 57.

Falls Church Crime Data

 
Crime Index

39

(100 is safest)


Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Falls Church Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

20

243

263

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.44

17.49

18.93

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Falls Church 1.44
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 695

in Falls Church

1 in 511

in Virginia
Falls Church VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,892
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 11 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.14 0.79 0.50
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
Falls Church 17.49
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 57

in Falls Church

1 in 54

in Virginia
Falls Church Property CRIMES
Population: 13,892
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 19 213 11
Rate per 1,000 1.37 15.33 0.79
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

Falls Church Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Falls Church 132
Virginia 19