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Alleghany County, Virginia Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Alleghany County, Virginia. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Alleghany County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Alleghany County, Virginia, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,318 total crimes reported in Alleghany County, Virginia (107 of them violent). Of the 165 crimes that happen every year in Alleghany County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Alleghany County, Virginia 165 times a year. This includes 4 murders, 10 rapes, and almost nine hundred thefts (including 55 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Alleghany County, Virginia (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Alleghany County, Virginia for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Alleghany County has grown by 28%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 27%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Alleghany County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than two hundred for Alleghany County, Virginia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Alleghany County, Virginia (2001-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Alleghany County, Virginia (2001-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Alleghany County, Virginia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Alleghany County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.