Galax, VA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
242
Total Crimes
3,856.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
64.39%
Above National Average
132 out of 144
In Virginia
7,897 out of 8,904
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 3,856.6 per 100,000 people. That's 64.39% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 131.62% higher than the Virginia total crime rate of 1,665.1 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
8
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
7
Education
4
Commute
8.5

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 242 3,856.6 1,665.1 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 6.1 6.5
Robbery 1 15.9 34.3 73.9
Aggravated Assault 8 127.5 141.7 279.7
Violent Crime 16 255.0 208.7 387.8
Burglary 22 350.6 133.5 314.2
Larceny 186 2,964.1 1,196.6 1,398.0
Car Theft 18 286.9 126.3 246.0
Property Crime 226 3,601.6 1,456.4 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Galax

16
Violent Crimes
255.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-34.25%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 392.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Galax each year. That compares to a 1 in 479.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Galax is 255.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -34.25% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 22.20% higher than the Virginia violent crime rate of 208.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Galax

226
Property Crimes
3,601.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
83.92%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 27.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Galax each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Galax is 3,601.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 83.92% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 147.29% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,456.4 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 44,422 339 763.1 697.9 65.3
Christiansburg, VA 22,643 516 2,278.8 2,115.4 163.4
Radford, VA 18,450 241 1,306.2 1,062.3 243.9
Bluefield, WV 9,543 122 1,278.4 104.8 1,173.6
Pulaski, VA 8,674 307 3,539.3 3,147.3 392.0
Wytheville, VA 7,890 192 2,433.5 2,319.4 114.1
King, NC 6,860 210 3,061.2 2,886.3 174.9
Bluefield, VA 4,822 283 5,868.9 5,682.3 186.6
Hillsville, VA 2,654 49 1,846.3 1,808.6 37.7
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