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Crime rate in Ashland, Virginia (VA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Ashland, VA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Ashland, VA

The 2018 crime rate in Ashland, VA is 258 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 77.8% U.S. cities. The 2018 Ashland crime rate rose by 24% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 1. In the last 5 years Ashland has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Ashland, VA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Ashland:

257.9
Richmond:

371.1
Hopewell:

284.7
Louisa:

153.8
Colonial Heights:

279.9
Tappahannock:

253.6
Fredericksburg:

268.8
Petersburg:

404.6
West Point:

54.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Ashland by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
1
(12.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(85.2)
2
(28.3)
2
(28.1)
3
(42.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(41.7)
2
(27.4)
2
(27.3)
1
(13.7)
2
(27.4)
5
(68.0)
5
(66.1)
1
(13.0)
3
(38.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(198.8)
6
(84.9)
8
(112.5)
8
(112.3)
10
(139.8)
4
(55.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(54.5)
8
(109.4)
2
(27.4)
4
(54.4)
5
(66.1)
4
(51.8)
6
(76.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(113.6)
6
(84.9)
9
(126.6)
13
(182.5)
19
(265.7)
19
(264.3)
17
(232.5)
20
(272.6)
17
(232.6)
15
(205.4)
16
(217.6)
14
(185.2)
25
(323.8)
27
(342.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
31
(440.2)
33
(467.0)
22
(309.4)
25
(350.9)
21
(293.6)
22
(306.1)
28
(383.0)
12
(163.6)
14
(191.5)
13
(178.0)
21
(285.6)
11
(145.5)
13
(168.4)
13
(165.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
242
(3,436)
234
(3,312)
247
(3,473)
210
(2,947)
234
(3,272)
165
(2,295)
183
(2,503)
214
(2,917)
221
(3,023)
247
(3,382)
267
(3,631)
197
(2,606)
141
(1,826)
177
(2,247)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(241.4)
14
(198.1)
19
(267.2)
20
(280.7)
18
(251.7)
11
(153.0)
19
(259.9)
8
(109.1)
11
(150.5)
12
(164.3)
10
(136.0)
7
(92.6)
6
(77.7)
9
(114.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(14.2)
2
(28.3)
1
(14.1)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(55.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.6)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index338.1246.1263.5268.8266.6228.4216.1229.6236.7232.1290.4231.6207.6257.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 41 registered sex offenders living in Ashland, Virginia as of October 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ashland is 183 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Ashland, VA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Ashland:

273.0
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Ashland:

226.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Ashland:

191.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Ashland:

204.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Ashland:

143.8
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Ashland:

184.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Ashland:

190.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Ashland:

143.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Ashland:

201.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Ashland:

202.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Ashland:

189.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Ashland:

147.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Ashland:

113.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Ashland:

241.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Ashland:

120.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Ashland:

142.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Ashland:

178.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Ashland:

162.5
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Ashland:

136.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Ashland:

173.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Ashland:

259.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Ashland:

229.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Ashland:

212.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Ashland:

194.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Ashland:

240.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Ashland:

198.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Ashland:

260.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Ashland:

259.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Ashland:

275.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Ashland:

288.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Ashland:

296.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Ashland:

187.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Ashland:

215.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Ashland:

249.0
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 27 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
Virginia average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 29 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.37
Virginia average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 28 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.31
Virginia average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 28 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
Virginia average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 28 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.42
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 27 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 27 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 27 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
Virginia average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 27 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.34
Virginia average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 27 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.36
Virginia average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 27 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.37
Virginia average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 25 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
Virginia average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 24 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.32
Virginia average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 24 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.17
Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 24 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.17
Virginia average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 24 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.17
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Ashland, VA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 23005.