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


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

Crime rate in Lynchburg, VA

The 2022 crime rate in Lynchburg, VA is 236 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 80.9% U.S. cities. The 2022 Lynchburg crime rate rose by 3% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 8 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Lynchburg has seen rise of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Lynchburg, VA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lynchburg:

236.2
Amherst:

26.5
Bedford:

249.1
Altavista:

181.9
Glasgow:

3.6
Hurt:

54.4
Buena Vista:

83.3
Brookneal:

194.2
Lexington:

74.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lynchburg by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(5.3)
4
(5.2)
3
(3.9)
1
(1.3)
6
(7.6)
2
(2.5)
2
(2.5)
4
(4.9)
8
(9.8)
2
(2.4)
4
(4.8)
9
(11.0)
8
(10.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
21
(28.5)
26
(34.4)
23
(30.1)
36
(46.5)
36
(46.3)
32
(40.7)
38
(47.7)
34
(42.4)
33
(40.8)
34
(41.7)
35
(42.4)
36
(43.4)
34
(41.4)
24
(30.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
80
(108.5)
75
(99.2)
72
(94.2)
46
(59.5)
73
(93.9)
56
(71.2)
47
(59.0)
58
(72.3)
42
(51.9)
41
(50.2)
60
(72.7)
51
(61.5)
49
(59.7)
52
(65.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
238
(322.8)
218
(288.5)
181
(236.7)
184
(237.9)
221
(284.2)
277
(352.2)
186
(233.4)
207
(258.1)
208
(257.1)
193
(236.5)
219
(265.4)
276
(333.0)
242
(294.8)
200
(251.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
372
(504.5)
436
(577.0)
517
(676.1)
367
(474.5)
351
(451.4)
405
(515.0)
232
(291.2)
263
(327.9)
224
(276.9)
182
(223.0)
262
(317.5)
178
(214.8)
184
(224.1)
214
(269.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,749
(2,372)
2,077
(2,749)
1,865
(2,439)
1,665
(2,153)
1,542
(1,983)
1,490
(1,895)
1,411
(1,771)
1,436
(1,790)
1,527
(1,888)
1,283
(1,572)
1,386
(1,680)
1,049
(1,266)
1,293
(1,575)
1,436
(1,808)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
111
(150.5)
95
(125.7)
101
(132.1)
69
(89.2)
87
(111.9)
106
(134.8)
78
(97.9)
114
(142.1)
140
(173.1)
169
(207.1)
162
(196.3)
127
(153.3)
181
(220.5)
305
(384.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
14
(19.0)
16
(21.2)
9
(11.8)
13
(16.8)
6
(7.7)
7
(8.9)
14
(17.6)
5
(6.2)
7
(8.7)
12
(14.7)
11
(13.3)
4
(4.8)
9
(11.0)
6
(7.6)
City-Data.com crime index262.1286.0265.6236.9244.5262.2206.6218.1218.3210.4218.8207.4228.3236.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 287 registered sex offenders living in Lynchburg, Virginia as of June 25, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lynchburg is 278 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Lynchburg:

209.0
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Lynchburg:

240.6
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Lynchburg:

250.4
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Lynchburg:

216.3
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Lynchburg:

204.6
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Lynchburg:

205.2
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lynchburg:

212.6
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lynchburg:

198.9
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lynchburg:

267.7
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lynchburg:

237.9
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lynchburg:

203.0
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lynchburg:

206.0
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lynchburg:

238.9
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lynchburg:

244.1
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Lynchburg:

270.9
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lynchburg:

213.2
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lynchburg:

227.2
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Lynchburg:

186.1
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Lynchburg:

201.9
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Lynchburg:

156.7
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Lynchburg:

129.2
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Lynchburg:

176.9
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Lynchburg:

154.3
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Lynchburg:

175.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Lynchburg:

176.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lynchburg:

161.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lynchburg:

218.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lynchburg:

206.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lynchburg:

215.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lynchburg:

277.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lynchburg:

271.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Lynchburg:

242.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Lynchburg:

301.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lynchburg:

244.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lynchburg:

243.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Lynchburg:

244.5
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 184 (150 officers - 123 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Virginia average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 197 (157 officers - 132 male; 25 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Virginia average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 189 (165 officers - 141 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 188 (166 officers - 143 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Virginia average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 196 (171 officers - 149 male; 22 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Virginia average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 198 (172 officers - 150 male; 22 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Virginia average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 196 (165 officers - 147 male; 18 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Virginia average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 191 (171 officers - 154 male; 17 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 193 (169 officers - 155 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 206 (179 officers - 162 male; 17 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 187 (160 officers - 145 male; 15 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Virginia average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 180 (157 officers - 140 male; 17 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Virginia average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 226 (169 officers - 153 male; 16 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
Virginia average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 227 (164 officers - 152 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Virginia average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 217 (150 officers - 142 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Virginia average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 230 (159 officers - 148 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Virginia average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 214 (135 officers - 123 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 221 (150 officers - 139 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Virginia average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 217 (141 officers - 132 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Virginia average:

2.27

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

Zip codes: 24501.