Reported Annual Crime In Norfolk

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorfolk/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,233n/a (estimate)4,5712,0772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNorfolk/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder46n/a18.75.85.3
Rape131n/a53.332.540.4
Robbery489n/a199.057.1102.8
Assault950n/a386.6122.2248.5
Violent crime1,616n/a (estimate)658218386
Burglary1,165n/a474.1238.0468.9
Theft7,918n/a3,222.21,505.11,745.0
Vehicle theft534n/a217.3116.4236.9
Property crime9,617n/a (estimate)3,9141,8592,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Norfolk, VA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Norfolk, VA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Norfolk, VA is 120% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Virginia, and when compared with the national average, is 61% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Norfolk, VA has 202% higher than violent crime rate than Virginia average, while remaining 70% higher than the national average. In property crime, Norfolk, VA is 110% higher than the average of Virginia and is 60% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Chesapeake, VA228,1684102,5372,946
Hampton, VA136,9043263,4323,758
Portsmouth, VA96,0077915,6086,399
Norfolk, VA244,7456583,9144,571

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Norfolk is 61% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.52 daily crimes that occur in Norfolk.
  • Norfolk is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Norfolk you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Norfolk has increased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Norfolk (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Norfolk, VA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Virginia. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Norfolk, VA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Virginia state wide, are 2.20 times more than the state average and 1.61 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Norfolk, VA on a daily bases are 3.02 times more than than Virginia average and 1.70 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Norfolk, VA are 2.10 times more than the daily state average and 1.60 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Norfolk (higher is better)

How safe is Norfolk, VA compared to other cities in Virginia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Norfolk, VA is safer than 3% of the cities in Virginia and 13% 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 Norfolk, VA. Overall, Norfolk, VA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Norfolk

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Norfolk is 1 in 153
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Norfolk is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Norfolk is 1 in 22
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Norfolk, VA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Norfolk, VA, you have a 1 in 153 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 26. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Norfolk, VA is 1 in 22.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Norfolk, 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 Norfolk, VA has increased by 21%, while the property crime rate in Norfolk, VA has increased by 7% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Norfolk, VA has increased by 9% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Norfolk police department

ItemNorfolkVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8258,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.43.23.3
There are a total of 825 Norfolk police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.5% greater than the Virginia average and 3% greater 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Laredo, TX245,0483623,0433,405
Chandler, AZ245,2312102,3132,523
St. Petersburg, FL248,4296654,9345,599
Durham, NC240,1074283,1523,580
Madison, WI239,8483302,7493,079
Norfolk, VA244,7456583,9144,571
Source: The Norfolk, 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.