Lynchburg, VA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
2,118
Total Crimes
2,566.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
3.64%
Above National Average
107 out of 147
In Virginia
7,194 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Lynchburg, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Lynchburg is 2,566.9 per 100,000 people. That's 3.64% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 38.70% 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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Lynchburg SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
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 2,118 2,566.9 1,850.7 2,476.7
Murder 2 2.4 5.0 5.0
Robbery 60 72.7 41.3 81.6
Aggravated Assault 219 265.4 128.7 250.2
Violent Crime 316 383.0 208.0 366.7
Burglary 261 316.3 162.8 340.5
Larceny 1,382 1,674.9 1,359.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 159 192.7 120.3 219.9
Property Crime 1,802 2,183.9 1,642.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Lynchburg

316.0
Violent Crimes
383.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
4.44%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 261.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Lynchburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Lynchburg is 383.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 4.44% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 84.13% higher than the Virginia violent crime rate of 208.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Lynchburg

1,802.0
Property Crimes
2,183.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
3.51%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 45.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Lynchburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Lynchburg is 2,183.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 3.51% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 32.95% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,642.7 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 25,590 582 2,274.3 2,184.4 89.9
Waynesboro, VA 22,711 532 2,342.5 2,091.5 251.0
Vinton, VA 8,110 221 2,725.0 2,392.1 332.9
Lexington, VA 7,107 34 478.4 379.9 98.5
Buena Vista, VA 6,156 25 406.1 292.4 113.7
Altavista, VA 3,417 93 2,721.7 2,516.8 204.9
Amherst, VA 2,179 17 780.2 642.5 137.7
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