Lexington, VA
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Lexington, 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

Lexington has an overall crime rate of 14 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lexington is 1 in 73. How does Lexington fare compared to other communities in Virginia of all population sizes? Lexington's crime rate is lower than approximately 41% of Virginia communities.

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

For Lexington, 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 Lexington than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1210, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Lexington; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Lexington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

55

(100 is safest)


Safer than 55% of U.S. Cities

Lexington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

94

100

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.83

12.94

13.77

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lexington 0.83
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,210

in Lexington

1 in 511

in Virginia

Lexington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,262
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 2 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.14 0.28 0.41

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
Lexington 12.94
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 77

in Lexington

1 in 54

in Virginia

Lexington Property CRIMES

Population: 7,262
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 68 2
Rate per 1,000 3.30 9.36 0.28

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

Lexington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lexington 40
Virginia 19

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