Reported Annual Crime In Newport News

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewport News/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,378n/a (estimate)3,4862,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewport News/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder26n/a14.24.64.9
Rape87n/a47.527.938.6
Robbery244n/a133.453.0101.9
Assault436n/a238.3110.2237.8
Violent crime793n/a (estimate)433196373
Burglary927n/a506.6254.6491.4
Theft4,255n/a2,325.41,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft403n/a220.296.8220.2
Property crime5,585n/a (estimate)3,0521,8672,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Newport News, VA. The total number of reported crimes in Newport News, VA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Newport News, VA crime rate is 69% higher than the Virginia average and is 22% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Newport News, VA has a violent crime rate that is 122% higher than the Virginia average and 16% higher than the national average. For property crime, Newport News, VA is 64% higher than the Virginia average and 23% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Newport News is 22% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.55 daily crimes that occur in Newport News.
  • Newport News is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Newport News you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Newport News has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Newport News (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Newport News, VA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Virginia as well as national figures. In Newport News, VA the total number of daily crimes is 1.69 times more than the Virginia average and 1.22 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Newport News, VA are 2.22 times more than the Virginia average and 1.16 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Newport News, VA has a daily crime rate that is 1.64 times more than the Virginia average and 1.23 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Newport News (higher is better)

How safe is Newport News, VA compared to other cities in Virginia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Newport News, VA is safer than 13% of the cities in Virginia and 24% 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 Newport News, VA. Overall, Newport News, VA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newport News

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newport News is 1 in 231
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newport News is 1 in 33
The chance of being a victim of crime in Newport News is 1 in 29
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Newport News, VA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Newport News, VA, then there is a 1 in 231 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 33. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 29 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Newport News, VA.

Year Over Year Crime In Newport News (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Newport News, 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 Newport News, VA has increased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Newport News, VA has increased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Newport News, VA has increased by 1% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Newport News police department

ItemNewport NewsVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5548,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.13.23.3
There are a total of 554 Newport News police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.2% less than the Virginia average and 6.6% 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
Carrollton, VA4,6931131,0761,190
Poquoson, VA12,103921,1761,268
Williamsburg, VA14,401671,3071,374
Smithfield, VA8,1592281,3441,571
Gloucester Point, VA9,7841961,8622,057
Newport News, VA181,3624333,0523,486

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Grand Prairie, TX181,1352452,1762,421
Knoxville, TN181,7599276,0036,929
Worcester, MA182,5118872,9313,818
Brownsville, TX179,8342714,1404,411
Santa Clarita, CA179,0301661,3851,552
Newport News, VA181,3624333,0523,486
Source: The Newport News, 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.