Rocky Mount, VA
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With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Rocky Mount has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within Virginia, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Rocky Mount.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a town's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 4,799, Rocky Mount has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Rocky Mount does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Rocky Mount.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 436. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Rocky Mount is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Rocky Mount, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Rocky Mount Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Rocky Mount Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

192

203

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.29

40.01

42.30

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Rocky Mount 2.29
Virginia 1.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 436

in Rocky Mount

1 in 511

in Virginia

Rocky Mount VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 4,799
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 3 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.42 0.63 1.25

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
Rocky Mount 40.01
Virginia 18.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Rocky Mount

1 in 54

in Virginia

Rocky Mount Property CRIMES

Population: 4,799
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 9 181 2
Rate per 1,000 1.88 37.72 0.42

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

Rocky Mount Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Rocky Mount 30
Virginia 19

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