Wise, VA
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The crime rate in Wise 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 Wise is 1 in 45. Based on FBI crime data, Wise is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Wise has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Wise, 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 Wise than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1040, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Wise's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Wise 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 Wise is one in 47.

Wise Crime Data

 
Crime Index

32

(100 is safest)


Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

Wise Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

66

69

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.96

21.16

22.12

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wise 0.96
Virginia 1.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,040

in Wise

1 in 511

in Virginia
Wise VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 3,119
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.96
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
Wise 21.16
Virginia 18.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in Wise

1 in 54

in Virginia
Wise Property CRIMES
Population: 3,119
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 14 51 1
Rate per 1,000 4.49 16.35 0.32
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

Wise Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wise 23
Virginia 19