Sandston, VA
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The crime rate in Sandston is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Sandston is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Sandston is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Sandston has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Sandston's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Sandston is one in 722.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sandston's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Sandston 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 Sandston is one in 36.

Sandston Crime Data

 
Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Sandston Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

218

229

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.39

27.45

28.84

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sandston 1.39
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 722

in Sandston

1 in 511

in Virginia
Sandston VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,941
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Sandston 27.45
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Sandston

1 in 54

in Virginia
Sandston Property CRIMES
Population: 7,941
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Sandston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sandston 23
Virginia 19

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