Crime rates in South Boston by year

Type

2001

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(58.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.0)
2
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(69.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.1)
1
(12.1)
5
(61.0)
6
(74.9)
5
(63.6)
8
(102.3)
6
(77.2)
4
(48.5)
1
(12.2)
6
(74.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(174.0)
18
(213.5)
11
(132.5)
9
(108.8)
15
(183.0)
8
(99.9)
16
(203.7)
7
(89.5)
12
(154.4)
15
(182.1)
8
(97.7)
8
(99.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
22
(255.2)
19
(225.4)
25
(301.1)
24
(290.2)
26
(317.2)
25
(312.2)
8
(101.8)
23
(294.0)
16
(205.9)
15
(182.1)
20
(244.2)
29
(360.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
48
(556.7)
74
(877.9)
197
(2,372.4)
63
(761.9)
78
(951.7)
72
(899.2)
77
(980.1)
116
(1,483.0)
66
(849.4)
100
(1,213.7)
91
(1,111.0)
65
(807.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
245
(2,841.6)
324
(3,843.9)
379
(4,564.1)
313
(3,785.2)
304
(3,709.1)
338
(4,221.3)
324
(4,124.2)
341
(4,359.5)
280
(3,603.6)
320
(3,884.0)
327
(3,992.2)
309
(3,839.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(139.2)
12
(142.4)
14
(168.6)
15
(181.4)
15
(183.0)
20
(249.8)
16
(203.7)
7
(89.5)
6
(77.2)
11
(133.5)
14
(170.9)
10
(124.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
3
(36.1)
3
(36.3)
5
(61.0)
1
(12.5)
3
(38.2)
5
(63.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.2)
3
(37.3)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.9)430.7329.7505.7313.8389.6445.9425.3444.6377.8397.8332.9374.7

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. 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 25 registered sex offenders living in South Boston, Virginia as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in South Boston to the number of sex offenders is 323 to 1.


See how dangerous South Boston, VA is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
South Boston:

374.7
Halifax:

27.9
Roxboro:

486.2
Clarksville:

142.0
Brookneal:

82.6
Chase City:

236.5
Danville:

351.3
Chatham:

25.1
Gretna:

66.0
Violent crime rate in 2013
South Boston:

298.9
U.S. Average:

203.3
Violent crime rate in 2012
South Boston:

179.8
U.S. Average:

214.5
Violent crime rate in 2011
South Boston:

250.3
U.S. Average:

214.1
Violent crime rate in 2010
South Boston:

278.0
U.S. Average:

223.2
Violent crime rate in 2009
South Boston:

288.7
U.S. Average:

238.0
Violent crime rate in 2008
South Boston:

262.5
U.S. Average:

252.4
Violent crime rate in 2007
South Boston:

325.0
U.S. Average:

259.7
Violent crime rate in 2006
South Boston:

305.5
U.S. Average:

264.1
Violent crime rate in 2005
South Boston:

207.8
U.S. Average:

258.9
Violent crime rate in 2004
South Boston:

272.0
U.S. Average:

256.0
Violent crime rate in 2003
South Boston:

215.5
U.S. Average:

262.6
Violent crime rate in 2001
South Boston:

392.9
U.S. Average:

276.6
Property crime rate in 2013
South Boston:

365.4
U.S. Average:

250.2
Property crime rate in 2012
South Boston:

439.3
U.S. Average:

267.3
Property crime rate in 2011
South Boston:

448.7
U.S. Average:

273.5
Property crime rate in 2010
South Boston:

355.1
U.S. Average:

276.4
Property crime rate in 2009
South Boston:

518.4
U.S. Average:

285.6
Property crime rate in 2008
South Boston:

425.0
U.S. Average:

302.2
Property crime rate in 2007
South Boston:

420.6
U.S. Average:

309.2
Property crime rate in 2006
South Boston:

395.9
U.S. Average:

317.3
Property crime rate in 2005
South Boston:

362.2
U.S. Average:

322.3
Property crime rate in 2004
South Boston:

714.8
U.S. Average:

327.4
Property crime rate in 2003
South Boston:

382.1
U.S. Average:

334.1
Property crime rate in 2001
South Boston:

269.3
U.S. Average:

337.2

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

City-data.com crime index per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 31 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.48
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 31 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.54
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 30 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 31 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.73
Virginia average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 29 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.45
Virginia average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 28 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.31
Virginia average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 29 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.37
Virginia average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 28 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Virginia average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 31 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.63
Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 29 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.36
Virginia average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 32 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.32
Virginia average:

2.27


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in South Boston

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents)

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents) - Officers

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents) - Civilians

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Zip codes: 24592.