Reported Annual Crime In Chesapeake

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChesapeake/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,581n/a (estimate)2,7972,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChesapeake/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder11n/a4.74.64.9
Rape67n/a28.527.938.6
Robbery178n/a75.753.0101.9
Assault641n/a272.4110.2237.8
Violent crime897n/a (estimate)381196373
Burglary871n/a370.2254.6491.4
Theft4,487n/a1,907.21,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft326n/a138.696.8220.2
Property crime5,684n/a (estimate)2,4161,8672,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Chesapeake, VA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 36% higher than the average of crimes committed in Virginia. It is also 2% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Chesapeake, VA shows a crime rate that is 95% higher than the Virginia average. The crime rate is also 2% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Chesapeake, VA is shown to be 29% higher than the Virginia average and 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chesapeake is 2% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.66 daily crimes that occur in Chesapeake.
  • Chesapeake is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chesapeake you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chesapeake has decreased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In Chesapeake (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Chesapeake, VA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Virginia as well as national figures. In Chesapeake, VA the total number of daily crimes is 1.36 times more than the Virginia average and 1.02 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Chesapeake, VA are 1.95 times more than the Virginia average and 1.02 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Chesapeake, VA has a daily crime rate that is 1.29 times more than the Virginia average and 1.03 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Chesapeake (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Chesapeake, VA area in comparison to other Virginia communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Chesapeake, VA being safer than 22% of cities in Virginia and 31% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Virginia cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Chesapeake, VA. In conclusion, Chesapeake, VA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chesapeake

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chesapeake is 1 in 263
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chesapeake is 1 in 42
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chesapeake is 1 in 36
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Chesapeake, VA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Chesapeake, VA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 263. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 42 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Chesapeake, VA is 1 in 36.

Year Over Year Crime In Chesapeake (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Chesapeake, VA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Chesapeake, VA has decreased by 11%, while the property crime rate in Chesapeake, VA has decreased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Chesapeake, VA has decreased by 12% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Chesapeake police department

ItemChesapeakeVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4768,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.23.3
There are a total of 476 Chesapeake police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 35% less than the Virginia average and 36% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Virginia

StateTotal offendersVirginia /100KNational /100K
Virginia18,938258222
There are a total of 18,938 sex offenders in Virginia. This yields a total of 258 sex offenders in Virginia per 100,000 residents which is 16% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Norfolk, VA244,7455423,6684,210
Portsmouth, VA96,0076995,0465,745
Chesapeake, VA228,1683812,4162,797

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Reno, NV231,1035923,1423,734
Irving, TX224,8591982,5552,753
Glendale, AZ231,9783925,3905,782
Chesapeake, VA228,1683812,4162,797
Source: The Chesapeake, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.