Waynesboro, VA
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The crime rate in Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 500. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Waynesboro's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro is one in 37.

Waynesboro Crime Data

 
Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Waynesboro Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

43

574

617

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.00

26.71

28.71

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Waynesboro 2.00
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 500

in Waynesboro

1 in 511

in Virginia
Waynesboro VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 21,491
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 12 23
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.37 0.56 1.07
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
Waynesboro 26.71
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Waynesboro

1 in 54

in Virginia
Waynesboro Property CRIMES
Population: 21,491
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 26 534 14
Rate per 1,000 1.21 24.85 0.65
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

Waynesboro Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Waynesboro 41
Virginia 19