Pulaski, VA
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The crime rate in Pulaski is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 Pulaski is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Pulaski is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Pulaski has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Pulaski to other communities of similar population, then Pulaski crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Pulaski 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 Pulaski 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 Pulaski.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pulaski 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 Pulaski; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 387. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pulaski's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Pulaski 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 Pulaski is one in 36.

Pulaski Crime Data

 
Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Pulaski Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

250

273

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.59

28.12

30.71

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pulaski 2.59
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 387

in Pulaski

1 in 511

in Virginia
Pulaski VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,890
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 2 13
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.90 0.22 1.46
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
Pulaski 28.12
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Pulaski

1 in 54

in Virginia
Pulaski Property CRIMES
Population: 8,890
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 44 197 9
Rate per 1,000 4.95 22.16 1.01
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

Pulaski Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pulaski 34
Virginia 19