South Hill, VA
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With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, South Hill 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 22. Within Virginia, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than South Hill.

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 4,527, South Hill has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether South Hill 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 South Hill.

Now let us turn to take a look at how South Hill 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 Hill.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in South Hill 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 South Hill; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 283. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in South Hill is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In South Hill, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

South Hill Crime Data

 
Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

South Hill Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

192

208

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.53

42.41

45.95

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South Hill 3.53
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 283

in South Hill

1 in 511

in Virginia
South Hill VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 4,527
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 2 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.10 0.44 1.99
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 Hill 42.41
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in South Hill

1 in 54

in Virginia
South Hill Property CRIMES
Population: 4,527
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 11 174 7
Rate per 1,000 2.43 38.44 1.55
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 Hill Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South Hill 21
Virginia 19

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