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


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

Crime rate in Buena Vista, VA

The 2019 crime rate in Buena Vista, VA is 65 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 4.2 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 26.3% U.S. cities. The 2019 Buena Vista crime rate fell by 4% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Buena Vista has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Buena Vista, VA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Buena Vista:

65.1
Lexington:

46.0
Glasgow:

7.2
Amherst:

84.9
Lynchburg:

218.2
Clifton Forge:

120.9
Bedford:

180.6
Staunton:

169.4
Waynesboro:

194.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Buena Vista by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2013

2015

2016

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(31.0)
1
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(44.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
1
(15.9)
3
(48.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(77.4)
3
(46.3)
7
(107.5)
5
(74.1)
5
(76.0)
2
(30.4)
4
(63.8)
4
(65.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
1
(14.8)
7
(106.5)
7
(106.4)
10
(159.4)
3
(48.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
67
(1,038)
51
(787.6)
99
(1,521)
56
(830.0)
31
(471.5)
47
(714.7)
39
(621.8)
15
(243.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(31.0)
1
(15.4)
2
(30.7)
1
(14.8)
4
(60.8)
1
(15.2)
5
(79.7)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.7)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index84.354.495.1115.546.455.567.965.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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 29 registered sex offenders living in Buena Vista, Virginia as of June 13, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buena Vista is 231 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Buena Vista:

81.2
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Buena Vista:

47.8
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Buena Vista:

30.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Buena Vista:

38.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2013
Buena Vista:

111.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2009
Buena Vista:

69.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Buena Vista:

38.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Buena Vista:

69.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2003
Buena Vista:

165.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Buena Vista:

119.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Buena Vista:

21.9
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Buena Vista:

74.9
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2016
Buena Vista:

59.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Buena Vista:

54.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2013
Buena Vista:

46.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Buena Vista:

83.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Buena Vista:

41.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Buena Vista:

56.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2003
Buena Vista:

56.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Buena Vista:

68.1
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 2019, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Virginia average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Virginia average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Virginia average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Virginia average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 14 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Virginia average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Virginia average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Virginia average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Virginia average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Virginia average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Virginia average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Virginia average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 15 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Buena Vista, VA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 24416.