Roanoke, VA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
4,861
Total Crimes
4,859.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
89.18%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Roanoke, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Roanoke is 4,859.0 per 100,000 people. That's 89.18% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 160.43% 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.

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Roanoke SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Roanoke
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,861 4,859.0 1,865.7 2,568.4
Murder 12 12.0 4.6 5.0
Robbery 103 103.0 42.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 264 263.9 118.7 246.8
Violent Crime 427 426.8 200.0 368.9
Burglary 488 487.8 182.8 376.0
Larceny 3,579 3,577.5 1,356.4 1,594.6
Car Theft 367 366.8 126.5 228.9
Property Crime 4,434 4,432.1 1,665.8 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Roanoke

427
Violent Crimes
426.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
15.70%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 234.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Roanoke each year. That compares to a 1 in 500.1 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Roanoke is 426.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 15.70% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 113.45% higher than the Virginia violent crime rate of 200.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Roanoke

4,434
Property Crimes
4,432.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
101.51%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 22.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Roanoke each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Roanoke is 4,432.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 101.51% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 166.07% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,665.8 per 100,000 people.

Roanoke 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 Roanoke

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Lynchburg, VA 81,603 1,902 2,330.8 1,993.8 337.0
Blacksburg, VA 44,853 363 809.3 717.9 91.4
Salem, VA 25,942 527 2,031.5 1,938.9 92.5
Christiansburg, VA 22,444 575 2,561.9 2,370.3 191.6
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
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