Staunton, VA
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Staunton, VA crime analytics


The crime rate in Staunton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Staunton is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Staunton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Staunton has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Staunton compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Staunton with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Staunton's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Staunton 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 Staunton.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Staunton's violent crime rate is 2 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 Staunton is one in 643.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Staunton's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Staunton 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 Staunton is one in 50.

Staunton Crime Data

 
Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Staunton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

38

491

529

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.56

20.11

21.67

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Staunton 1.56
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 643

in Staunton

1 in 511

in Virginia
Staunton VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 24,416
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 9 10 19
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.37 0.41 0.78
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
Staunton 20.11
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in Staunton

1 in 54

in Virginia
Staunton Property CRIMES
Population: 24,416
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 32 443 16
Rate per 1,000 1.31 18.14 0.66
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

Staunton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Staunton 26
Virginia 19