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Crime Report for Martinsville,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Martinsville, is 1.2 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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Martinsville Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Martinsville, has a violent crime rate of 409 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

Martinsville 409
VA 460
National 676

Martinsville, is in the 80% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 73% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 80% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Martinsville, or said another way, 20% of cities in have crime rates higher than Martinsville.


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Crime Martinsville VA Nation
Violent Crime Total 408.9 459.7 676
Murder / NNH 6.9 7.2 6.5
Forcible Rape 13.9 31.3 31.1
Robbery Rate 173.3 189.0 197.4
Aggravated Assault 214.8 232.1 315
Property Crime Total 3783.8 3615.8 3726.9
Burglary 706.9 613.2 812.3
Larceny Theft 2910.6 2751.8 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 166.3 250.8 382.3
Arson 27.7 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.


Martinsville, has a property crime rate of 3783.8 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

Martinsville 3783.8
VA 3615.8
National 3727



Martinsville Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 78
National Percentile Rank - 74