Gainesville, VA
Crime Rates




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Gainesville, VA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Gainesville is safer than 77% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Virginia, only on the order of 23% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Gainesville. If you live in Gainesville, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 128. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest 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 2125, which is a violent crime rate of 0 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 136.

Gainesville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

77

(100 is safest)


Safer than 77% of U.S. Cities

Gainesville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

94

100

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.47

7.37

7.84

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gainesville 0.47
Virginia 2.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,125

in Gainesville

1 in 460

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: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gainesville 7.37
Virginia 18.59

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 136

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: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Gainesville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gainesville 9
Virginia 20