Damascus, VA Arrest Records

Damascus, VA is among the safest cities in the USA with 2.50 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 102nd safest city in Virginia among the 121 cities.
Damascus, VA property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 36.30 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 27 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 42.11% compared to 2015.

Damascus Crime Rate

Total arrests in Damascus 2016 increased by 29.17% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 2 to 2 while non-violent crime increased by 31.82% from 22 to 29.

5 Crimes In Damascus, VA in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 27
Aggravated assault 2
Burglary 1
Motor vehicle theft 1
Murder 0

Other Cities in Virginia with the Most Arrests

Among the 121 cities in state the most dangerous is Norfolk with 1,616 violent crimes that’s 17.34% of total of 9,317. Portsmouth has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 30 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Portsmouth 63.99
Emporia 55.18
Bluefield 52.79
Marion 51.54
Colonial Heights 49.06

Safest Cities in Virginia

Are you planning a move to Virginia? Here are the safest cities in Virginia with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Damascus is 1 out of 299 up by 0.04% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Bridgewater and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Kenbridge.

City Arrests
Narrows 1.55
Bridgewater 3.03
Hurt 3.15
Kenbridge 3.28
Halifax 4.02

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Damascus decreased by 0% from 2015 and decreased by 0% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 2 to 2. In 2016 violent crime rate in Damascus was 46.66% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.25%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Damascus increased by 31.82% from 2015 and decreased by 19.44% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 36 to 29. In 2016 property crime rate in Damascus was 27.69% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 3.63%.

How Damascus stands up against other cities

Damascus vs. Parksley

You’ll be in more risk in Damascus compared to Parksley that had 53.97% lower crime rate compared to Damascus according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in Parksley city.
Burglary rates of 1.2516 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and lower than average 2.3810 in Parksley.

Names with the most arrests in Damascus

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 100% are people aged between 51-60.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Damascus is 0.17% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 10.63 daily crimes that occur in Damascus.
  • In Damascus you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Damascus have increased by 29.17%.