Gainesville, VA
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Gainesville, VA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Gainesville is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (75%) and also has a lower crime rate than 68% of the communities in Virginia, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Gainesville is one in 114 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 35.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Gainesville has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville.

For Gainesville, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Gainesville than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 981, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Gainesville is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Gainesville than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 129.

Gainesville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

75

(100 is safest)


Safer than 75% of U.S. Cities

Gainesville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

13

99

112

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.02

7.76

8.78

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gainesville 1.02
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 981

in Gainesville

1 in 511

in Virginia

Gainesville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 12,750
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Gainesville 7.76
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 129

in Gainesville

1 in 54

in Virginia

Gainesville Property CRIMES

Population: 12,750
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Gainesville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gainesville 10
Virginia 19