Salem, VA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
493
Total Crimes
1,946.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-17.02%
Below National Average
89 out of 144
In Virginia
5,601 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Salem, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Salem is 1,946.6 per 100,000 people. That's -17.02% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 16.91% 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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Salem SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
7
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Salem
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 493 1,946.6 1,665.1 2,346.0
Murder 1 3.9 6.1 6.5
Robbery 4 15.8 34.3 73.9
Aggravated Assault 7 27.6 141.7 279.7
Violent Crime 13 51.3 208.7 387.8
Burglary 25 98.7 133.5 314.2
Larceny 411 1,622.8 1,196.6 1,398.0
Car Theft 44 173.7 126.3 246.0
Property Crime 480 1,895.3 1,456.4 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Salem

13
Violent Crimes
51.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-86.76%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,948.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Salem each year. That compares to a 1 in 479.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Salem is 51.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -86.76% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -75.40% lower than the Virginia violent crime rate of 208.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Salem

480
Property Crimes
1,895.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
-3.21%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 52.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Salem each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Salem is 1,895.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -3.21% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 30.13% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,456.4 per 100,000 people.

Salem 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 Salem

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Roanoke, VA 99,335 4,257 4,285.5 3,834.5 451.0
Lynchburg, VA 82,871 1,717 2,071.9 1,629.0 442.9
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
Vinton, VA 8,117 258 3,178.5 2,747.3 431.2
Lexington, VA 7,487 55 734.6 614.4 120.2
Buena Vista, VA 6,459 19 294.2 247.7 46.4
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