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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 9 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Gainesville is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 73% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Gainesville is one in 116. Compared to communities within Virginia, Gainesville‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 71% of the state's cities and towns.

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 1417, 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 126.

Gainesville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

73

(100 is safest)


Safer than 73% of U.S. Cities

Gainesville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

9

101

110

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.71

7.92

8.63

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gainesville 0.71
Virginia 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,417

in Gainesville

1 in 480

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: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gainesville 7.92
Virginia 17.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 126

in Gainesville

1 in 56

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: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Gainesville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gainesville 10
Virginia 19