Waynesboro, VA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
535
Total Crimes
2,346.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
0.02%
Above National Average
102 out of 144
In Virginia
6,361 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Waynesboro, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Waynesboro is 2,346.4 per 100,000 people. That's 0.02% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 40.92% 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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Waynesboro SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Waynesboro
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 535 2,346.4 1,665.1 2,346.0
Murder 2 8.8 6.1 6.5
Robbery 6 26.3 34.3 73.9
Aggravated Assault 31 136.0 141.7 279.7
Violent Crime 56 245.6 208.7 387.8
Burglary 31 136.0 133.5 314.2
Larceny 415 1,820.1 1,196.6 1,398.0
Car Theft 33 144.7 126.3 246.0
Property Crime 479 2,100.8 1,456.4 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Waynesboro

56
Violent Crimes
245.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-36.67%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 407.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Waynesboro each year. That compares to a 1 in 479.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Waynesboro is 245.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -36.67% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 17.71% higher than the Virginia violent crime rate of 208.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Waynesboro

479
Property Crimes
2,100.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
7.28%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 47.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Waynesboro each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Waynesboro is 2,100.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 7.28% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 44.24% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,456.4 per 100,000 people.

Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Lynchburg, VA 82,871 1,717 2,071.9 1,629.0 442.9
Harrisonburg, VA 53,442 928 1,736.5 1,517.5 218.9
Charlottesville, VA 47,671 1,105 2,318.0 1,921.5 396.5
Staunton, VA 25,048 594 2,371.4 2,191.8 179.7
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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