Independence, VA
Crime Rates


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Independence, VA crime analytics

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Independence is safer than 76% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Virginia, only on the order of 31% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Independence. If you live in Independence, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 116. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35.

How does the crime rate in Independence compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Independence with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Independence'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 Independence 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 Independence.

Importantly, our analysis shows that Independence has one of the lowest violent crime rates in all of America, across cities and towns of all sizes. Murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault happen far less frequently here than in most places. Your chance of becoming a victim? Just one in 10000. Independence's violent crime rate is just 0 per 1,000 residents.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Independence 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 Independence than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 116.

Independence Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 76% of U.S. Cities

Independence Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Independence 0.00
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 10,000

in Independence

1 in 511

in Virginia
Population: 927
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
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)

Independence 8.63
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 116

in Independence

1 in 54

in Virginia
Independence Property CRIMES
Population: 927
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1 7 0
Rate per 1,000 1.08 7.55 0.00
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

Independence Crimes Per Square Mile

Independence 3
Virginia 19

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