Williamsburg, VA
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The crime rate in Williamsburg is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Williamsburg is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Williamsburg is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Williamsburg has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Williamsburg, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Williamsburg than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1158, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Williamsburg's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg is one in 42.

Williamsburg Crime Data

 
Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Williamsburg Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

13

362

375

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.86

24.05

24.91

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Williamsburg 0.86
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,158

in Williamsburg

1 in 511

in Virginia
Williamsburg VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 15,052
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 4 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.27 0.27 0.33
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
Williamsburg 24.05
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Williamsburg

1 in 54

in Virginia
Williamsburg Property CRIMES
Population: 15,052
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 19 335 8
Rate per 1,000 1.26 22.26 0.53
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

Williamsburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Williamsburg 41
Virginia 19