Bristol, VA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
440
Total Crimes
2,710.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
9.43%
Above National Average
113 out of 147
In Virginia
7,426 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Bristol, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Bristol is 2,710.4 per 100,000 people. That's 9.43% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 46.45% higher than the Virginia total crime rate of 1,850.7 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.

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Bristol SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
6
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Bristol
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 440 2,710.4 1,850.7 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 5.0 5.0
Robbery 6 37.0 41.3 81.6
Aggravated Assault 32 197.1 128.7 250.2
Violent Crime 52 320.3 208.0 366.7
Burglary 66 406.6 162.8 340.5
Larceny 287 1,767.9 1,359.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 35 215.6 120.3 219.9
Property Crime 388 2,390.0 1,642.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Bristol

52.0
Violent Crimes
320.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-12.65%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 312.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Bristol each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Bristol is 320.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -12.65% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 54.01% higher than the Virginia violent crime rate of 208.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Bristol

388.0
Property Crimes
2,390.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
13.28%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 41.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Bristol each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Bristol is 2,390.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 13.28% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 45.49% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,642.7 per 100,000 people.

Bristol 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 Bristol

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Kingsport, TN 54,218 3,161 5,830.2 5,217.8 612.3
Bristol, TN 26,900 948 3,524.2 3,022.3 501.9
Boone, NC 19,893 287 1,442.7 1,312.0 130.7
Greeneville, TN 14,881 571 3,837.1 3,501.1 336.0
Elizabethton, TN 13,409 720 5,369.5 4,765.5 604.1
Abingdon, VA 7,933 125 1,575.7 1,487.5 88.2
Church Hill, TN 6,671 10 149.9 149.9 0.0
Erwin, TN 5,826 119 2,042.6 1,527.6 514.9
Jonesborough, TN 5,487 125 2,278.1 1,913.6 364.5
Mount Carmel, TN 5,295 31 585.5 547.7 37.8
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