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BRISTOL, VA | Crime Rates

BRISTOL is a region located in VA, and has a population of 18,048. This region is policed by BRISTOL POLICE DEPARTMENT.

BRISTOL has an overall crime rate of 5,890 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in BRISTOL is 1 in 17 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for BRISTOL for the previous 2 years was 5,787 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for BRISTOL has been increasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) BRISTOL USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 5,890 4,506
Murder Rate 6.1 6
Robbery Rate 61 148
Rape Rate 44 30
Assault Rate 2,144 644
Burglary Rate 576 726
Forced Entry Rate 371 417
Larceny Rate 2,942 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 116 362

Policing Statistics

Overall Clearance 9% 28%
Homicide Clearance 16% 56%
Assault Clearance 15% 52%
Rape Clearance 14% 38%
Robbery Clearance 8% 23%
Burglary Clearance 4% 12%
Larceny Clearance 5% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 9% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 72 sex offender(s) in BRISTOL. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 399 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in BRISTOL. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Virginia see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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