Reported Annual Crime In Colonial Heights

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColonial Heights/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime874n/a (estimate)4,9062,0772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColonial Heights/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.85.3
Rape22n/a123.532.540.4
Robbery19n/a106.757.1102.8
Assault17n/a95.4122.2248.5
Violent crime58n/a (estimate)326218386
Burglary45n/a252.6238.0468.9
Theft751n/a4,215.81,505.11,745.0
Vehicle theft20n/a112.3116.4236.9
Property crime816n/a (estimate)4,5811,8592,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Colonial Heights, VA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Colonial Heights, VA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Colonial Heights, VA averages 136% higher than the rest of Virginia while the rate of crime on a national scale is 73% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Colonial Heights, VA is 50% higher than the average rate of crime in Virginia and 16% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 146% higher than the remainder of the state of Virginia and 87% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Colonial Heights, VA area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Matoaca, VA2,1991169901,107
Prince George, VA2,0161211,0351,157
Enon, VA3,7521261,0761,202
Fort Lee, VA4,7001801,5311,711
Brandermill, VA13,5702031,7331,936
Bellwood, VA5,8892592,2062,465
Bensley, VA5,8652612,2252,485
Colonial Heights, VA17,5423264,5814,906

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Colonial Heights is 73% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.44 daily crimes that occur in Colonial Heights.
  • Colonial Heights is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Colonial Heights you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Colonial Heights has decreased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Colonial Heights (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Colonial Heights, VA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Virginia and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Colonial Heights, VA are 2.36 times more than the Virginia average and 1.73 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Colonial Heights, VA are 1.50 times more than than Virginia and 1.19 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Colonial Heights, VA are 2.46 times more than than Virginia and 1.87 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Colonial Heights (higher is better)

How safe is Colonial Heights, VA compared to other cities in Virginia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Colonial Heights, VA is safer than 9% of the cities in Virginia and 20% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Virginia and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Colonial Heights, VA. Overall, Colonial Heights, VA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Colonial Heights

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Colonial Heights is 1 in 308
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Colonial Heights is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Colonial Heights is 1 in 21
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Colonial Heights, VA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Colonial Heights, VA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 308. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 22 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 Colonial Heights, VA is 1 in 21.

Year Over Year Crime In Colonial Heights (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Colonial Heights, VA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Colonial Heights, VA has increased by 38% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 9% year over year. Total crimes for Colonial Heights, VA has decreased by 7% in the same time frame.

Colonial Heights police department

ItemColonial HeightsVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)548,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.13.23.3
There are a total of 54 Colonial Heights police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.9% less than the Virginia average and 6.2% 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.

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Arroyo Grande, CA17,5361911,8272,019
Menasha, WI17,5351001,0951,195
Menasha, WI17,5352162,0562,272
Bellaire, TX17,5331481,4691,617
Colonia, NJ17,5302411,5211,762
Colonial Heights, VA17,5423264,5814,906
Source: The Colonial Heights, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.