Martinsville, VA
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Martinsville, 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

The crime rate in Martinsville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Martinsville is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Martinsville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Martinsville has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Martinsville to other communities of similar population, then Martinsville crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Martinsville does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Martinsville 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 Martinsville.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Martinsville occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Martinsville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 268. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Martinsville's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Martinsville a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Martinsville is one in 33.

Martinsville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Martinsville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

51

416

467

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.74

30.49

34.22

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Martinsville 3.74
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 268

in Martinsville

1 in 511

in Virginia

Martinsville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 13,645
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 4 8 38
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.29 0.59 2.78

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
Martinsville 30.49
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Martinsville

1 in 54

in Virginia

Martinsville Property CRIMES

Population: 13,645
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 60 342 14
Rate per 1,000 4.40 25.06 1.03

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

Martinsville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Martinsville 42
Virginia 19