Murals in Blacksburg, VA

Blacksburg Named #1 Safest City in Virginia for 2018

BLACKSBURG, VA – Blacksburg is the no. 1 Safest City in Virginia for 2018 according to and the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

According to, Blacksburg averages just 0.97 violent crimes per 1,000 inhabitants. With rates like that, it’s no wonder why Blacksburg is the safest city in Virginia.

This ranking was based off the latest FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics, population data, and other research. Towns and cities with populations under 10,000 were eliminated for this ranking.

Crime Rate Comparisons

chart comparing crime rates in Blacksburg, VA, Virginia, and the U.S. Blacksburg is the Safest City in Virginia

Other communities in Virginia’s New River Valley also have high safety rankings. Niche rated Narrows, which is a community in Giles County, as the #4 Safest Town in Virginia.

For more information read the article or WSET news report.


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