South Boston, VA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
367
Total Crimes
4,828.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
94.95%
Above National Average
143 out of 147
In Virginia
9,190 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in South Boston, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in South Boston is 4,828.3 per 100,000 people. That's 94.95% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 160.89% 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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South Boston SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
7
Education
5
Commute
9.5

How Does South Boston Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
South Boston
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 367 4,828.3 1,850.7 2,476.7
Murder 2 26.3 5.0 5.0
Robbery 4 52.6 41.3 81.6
Aggravated Assault 19 250.0 128.7 250.2
Violent Crime 28 368.4 208.0 366.7
Burglary 52 684.1 162.8 340.5
Larceny 281 3,696.9 1,359.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 6 78.9 120.3 219.9
Property Crime 339 4,459.9 1,642.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In South Boston

28.0
Violent Crimes
368.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
0.46%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 271.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in South Boston each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in South Boston is 368.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 0.46% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 77.11% higher than the Virginia violent crime rate of 208.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In South Boston

339.0
Property Crimes
4,459.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
111.38%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 22.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in South Boston each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in South Boston is 4,459.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 111.38% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 171.50% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,642.7 per 100,000 people.

South Boston 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 South Boston

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Lynchburg, VA 82,512 2,118 2,566.9 2,183.9 383.0
Danville, VA 40,191 1,579 3,928.7 3,650.1 278.7
Mebane, NC 16,203 736 4,542.4 4,264.6 277.7
Henderson, NC 14,883 1,070 7,189.4 5,563.4 1,626.0
Reidsville, NC 13,959 995 7,128.0 6,375.8 752.2
Oxford, NC 8,851 322 3,638.0 2,609.9 1,028.1
Roxboro, NC 8,299 426 5,133.1 4,398.1 735.0
Butner, NC 7,847 146 1,860.6 1,440.0 420.5
Hillsborough, NC 7,321 430 5,873.5 5,354.5 519.1
Halifax, VA 1,217 24 1,972.1 1,807.7 164.3
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