Cybersecdn- Albemarle County is in the middle of Virginia and is famous for its past and beautiful scenery. The University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, are both there. But not every part of the county is as safe as others.
Based on crime maps and data, some areas have higher rates of both violent and property crimes. This list shows the five most dangerous areas in Albemarle County, based on crime reports from Albemarle County is in the middle of Virginia and is famous for its past and beautiful scenery. The University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, are both there. But not every part of the county is as safe as others.
Based on crime maps and data, some areas have higher rates of both violent and property crimes. This list shows the five most dangerous areas in Albemarle County, based on crime reports from
The old town of Scottsville is in the southern part of the county, next to the James River. It used to be the main town, but Charlottesville took that place in 1761. More crimes happen in Scottsville than in any other town in the county (31.2 crimes per person).
Once upon a time, Scottsville was the county seat of Albemarle County. But in 1761, Charlottesville took that title. From 1861 to 1865, it was a Confederate hospital.
The area of Pantops is on the east side of the county, right next to Charlottesville. A lot of shops, restaurants, and hotels are there, along with some homes. Pantops has a higher crime rate than the rest of the county, at 33.4 crimes per person.
Panops is home to the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Speech. It is a non-profit group that backs free speech and gives Jefferson Muzzles to people who speak out against it every year.
The area of Hollymead is in the northern part of the county, close to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. The town is getting bigger and better, with lots of new homes, shops, and schools. In Hollymead, 35.6 crimes happen per person, which is almost twice as many as in the rest of the county.
There is a plantation called Hollymead that gave the town its name. It used to belong to the Meriwether family, who were linked to the explorer Meriwet.
The country area of Esmont is peaceful. It is found in the southwest of the county, close to the border with Nelson County. It does not have many people, and it has problems with money. In the past, there were problems with fighting and separating people by race. Esmont has the highest crime rate in the county at 41.9 per 1,000 people. It is also almost twice the national average.
Also, Esmont had a terrible event called a lynching in 1925, which showed that the town had a past of racial tensions. Good news: the Esmont Community Center is now a historic site. It was built in 1927 as a school for African American kids. It is now used for cultural events.
Albemarle County is a lovely spot with a lot of history, but not all of it is safe. There are five areas with higher crime rates, and each one has its problems. Crozet, Scottsville, Pantops, and Hollymead all have problems, such as property crime and differences in income.
Esmont also has problems from the past to deal with. You should know about these changes. We can make the county safer and more fair by putting money into community projects, making jobs available, and admitting wrongs done in the past. The goal is to keep Albemarle County beautiful and make sure everyone feels safe in their neighborhoods.