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Crime Report for Charlottesville,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Charlottesville, is 0.8 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Charlottesville Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Charlottesville, has a violent crime rate of 531 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 460 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Charlottesville 531
VA 460
National 676

Charlottesville, is in the 90% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 80% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 90% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Charlottesville, or said another way, 10% of cities in have crime rates higher than Charlottesville.


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Crime Charlottesville VA Nation
Violent Crime Total 531.4 459.7 676
Murder / NNH 12.1 7.2 6.5
Forcible Rape 55.8 31.3 31.1
Robbery Rate 191.7 189.0 197.4
Aggravated Assault 271.7 232.1 315
Property Crime Total 4731.2 3615.8 3726.9
Burglary 451.3 613.2 812.3
Larceny Theft 3920.8 2751.8 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 359.1 250.8 382.3
Arson 31.5 23.4 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Charlottesville, has a property crime rate of 4731.2 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 3615.8 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Charlottesville 4731.2
VA 3615.8
National 3727



Charlottesville Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 89
National Percentile Rank - 84