Lynchburg, VA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
1,902
Total Crimes
2,330.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-9.25%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Lynchburg, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Lynchburg is 2,330.8 per 100,000 people. That's -9.25% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 24.93% higher than the Virginia total crime rate of 1,865.7 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Lynchburg SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

How Does Lynchburg Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Lynchburg
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,902 2,330.8 1,865.7 2,568.4
Murder 8 9.8 4.6 5.0
Robbery 41 50.2 42.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 193 236.5 118.7 246.8
Violent Crime 275 337.0 200.0 368.9
Burglary 181 221.8 182.8 376.0
Larceny 1,278 1,566.1 1,356.4 1,594.6
Car Theft 168 205.9 126.5 228.9
Property Crime 1,627 1,993.8 1,665.8 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Lynchburg

275
Violent Crimes
337.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-8.65%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 296.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Lynchburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 500.1 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Lynchburg is 337.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -8.65% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 68.53% higher than the Virginia violent crime rate of 200.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Lynchburg

1,627
Property Crimes
1,993.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
-9.35%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 50.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Lynchburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Lynchburg is 1,993.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -9.35% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 19.69% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,665.8 per 100,000 people.

Lynchburg Crime Compared To Virginia Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Virginia.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Lynchburg

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Salem, VA 25,942 527 2,031.5 1,938.9 92.5
Waynesboro, VA 22,470 527 2,345.3 2,122.8 222.5
Vinton, VA 8,077 189 2,340.0 2,228.6 111.4
Lexington, VA 7,098 39 549.5 507.2 42.3
Buena Vista, VA 6,272 59 940.7 861.0 79.7
Altavista, VA 3,417 93 2,721.7 2,516.8 204.9
Amherst, VA 2,194 12 546.9 364.6 182.3
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