South Boston, VA
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With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, South Boston 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 23. Within Virginia, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than South Boston.

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

For South Boston, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in South Boston is one in 181.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in South Boston is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In South Boston, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

South Boston Crime Data

 
Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

South Boston Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

44

305

349

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.52

38.24

43.76

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South Boston 5.52
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 181

in South Boston

1 in 511

in Virginia
South Boston VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,976
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 5 34
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.63 0.63 4.26
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
South Boston 38.24
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in South Boston

1 in 54

in Virginia
South Boston Property CRIMES
Population: 7,976
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 37 261 7
Rate per 1,000 4.64 32.72 0.88
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

South Boston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South Boston 27
Virginia 19

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