Fredericksburg, VA
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Fredericksburg, VA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Fredericksburg 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 22. Within Virginia, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Fredericksburg.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 229. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Fredericksburg, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Fredericksburg Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Fredericksburg Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

123

1,174

1,297

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.37

41.75

46.13

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fredericksburg 4.37
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 229

in Fredericksburg

1 in 511

in Virginia

Fredericksburg VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 28,118
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 14 21 84
Rate per 1,000 0.14 0.50 0.75 2.99

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
Fredericksburg 41.75
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Fredericksburg

1 in 54

in Virginia

Fredericksburg Property CRIMES

Population: 28,118
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 80 1,058 36
Rate per 1,000 2.85 37.63 1.28

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

Fredericksburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fredericksburg 123
Virginia 19