50 Safest Cities
Named after Queen Elizabeth I, known as the Virgin Queen, this state is called the “mother of states,” as portions of its original colony are now a part of six different states. It’s also the location of the first English settlement in what is now the United States with Jamestown. Virginia saw battles in the Civil War, the births of eight United States presidents, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Woodrow Wilson, and contains Richmond, the capital of the Confederate States. It’s a great place whether you’re a United States history buff, obviously, or even if you like cities or beaches. In fact, Virginia Beach is the state’s most populous city, while its other major cities include Alexandria, Newport News, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and the state’s capital, Richmond. Be sure to check out George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, and Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello in the 10th state to be admitted to the Union!
If you’re in Virginia, here are some things that you just can’t miss:
- Shenandoah National Park: With over 200,000 acres of the Blue Ridge mountains, forests, waterfalls, and trails, you’ll love hiking in this gorgeous park.
- Colonial Williamsburg: Ever wonder what it was like to live in the 18th century? This 301 acre museum has over 40 sites and tours to choose from.
- The Pentagon: Home to the United States Defense Department, this iconic building offers guided tours.
No matter where you are in Virginia, you probably want to know about its safest cities. The safest city in Virginia is Bridgewater, part of the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Statistical Area. Amazingly, the city saw only .16 violent crimes and 1.96 property crimes for every 1,000 residents, both numbers down from the previous year. Other top picks include Purcellville, Lexington, and Vienna.
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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Manassas Park, VA
Falls Church, VA
Fairfax City, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Big Stone Gap, VA
Newport News, VA
South Boston, VA
Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?
No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!
|Safety Rank||City||Population||Median Income||Violent Crime||Property Crime||Law Officer||Safety Score|
|52||Colonial Heights, VA||17,820||50,952||3.76||40.85||2.97||60.95|
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.
Find the Safest Cities in the following States
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia