Galax, VA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
284
Total Crimes
4,493.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
81.44%
Above National Average
141 out of 147
In Virginia
9,024 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Galax, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Galax is 4,493.7 per 100,000 people. That's 81.44% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 142.81% 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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Galax SnackAbility

2
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
7
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
7
Education
4
Commute
9

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Galax
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 284 4,493.7 1,850.7 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 5.0 5.0
Robbery 1 15.8 41.3 81.6
Aggravated Assault 16 253.2 128.7 250.2
Violent Crime 29 458.9 208.0 366.7
Burglary 17 269.0 162.8 340.5
Larceny 226 3,575.9 1,359.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 12 189.9 120.3 219.9
Property Crime 255 4,034.8 1,642.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Galax

29.0
Violent Crimes
458.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
25.13%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 217.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Galax each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Galax is 458.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 25.13% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 120.62% higher than the Virginia violent crime rate of 208.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Galax

255.0
Property Crimes
4,034.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
91.23%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 24.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Galax each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Galax is 4,034.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 91.23% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 145.62% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,642.7 per 100,000 people.

Galax 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 Galax

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Blacksburg, VA 44,948 325 723.1 611.8 111.2
Christiansburg, VA 22,700 497 2,189.4 2,052.9 136.6
Radford, VA 18,487 224 1,211.7 968.2 243.4
Bluefield, WV 9,789 195 1,992.0 1,052.2 939.8
Pulaski, VA 8,683 312 3,593.2 3,201.7 391.6
Wytheville, VA 7,909 201 2,541.4 2,478.2 63.2
King, NC 6,878 231 3,358.5 3,227.7 130.9
Bluefield, VA 4,822 283 5,868.9 5,682.3 186.6
Hillsville, VA 2,644 61 2,307.1 2,042.4 264.8
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