Reported Annual Crime In Poquoson

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoquoson/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime152n/a (estimate)1,2682,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoquoson/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.64.9
Rape2n/a16.727.938.6
Robbery1n/a8.353.0101.9
Assault8n/a66.7110.2237.8
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)92196373
Burglary17n/a141.8254.6491.4
Theft118n/a984.21,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft6n/a50.096.8220.2
Property crime141n/a (estimate)1,1761,8672,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Poquoson, VA. The total number of reported crimes in Poquoson, 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 Poquoson, VA crime rate is 39% lower than the Virginia average and is 56% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Poquoson, VA has a violent crime rate that is 53% lower than the Virginia average and 75% lower than the national average. For property crime, Poquoson, VA is 37% lower than the Virginia average and 53% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Poquoson is 56% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.47 daily crimes that occur in Poquoson.
  • Poquoson is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Poquoson you have a 1 in 79 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Poquoson has increased by 49%.

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Daily Crime In Poquoson (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Poquoson, VA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Virginia and on a national level. In Poquoson, VA the total number of daily crimes is 1.63 times less than the Virginia average and 2.26 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Poquoson, VA is 2.13 times less than the Virginia average and 4.06 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Poquoson, VA has a daily crime rate that is 1.59 times less than the Virginia average and 2.11 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Poquoson (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Poquoson, VA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Poquoson, VA has been ranked safer than 69% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Poquoson, VA is safer than 76% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Virginia and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Poquoson, VA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Poquoson, VA is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Poquoson

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Poquoson is 1 in 1091
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Poquoson is 1 in 86
The chance of being a victim of crime in Poquoson is 1 in 79
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Poquoson, VA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Poquoson, VA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1091. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 86 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 Poquoson, VA is 1 in 79.

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

A good indicator of whether Poquoson, VA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Poquoson, VA has decreased by 14%, while the property crime rate in Poquoson, VA has increased by 58% year over year. The number of total crimes in Poquoson, VA has increased by 49% year over year.

Poquoson police department

ItemPoquosonVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)248,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.23.3
There are a total of 24 Poquoson police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.5% less than the Virginia average and 39.4% 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
Smithfield, VA8,1592281,3441,571
Gloucester Point, VA9,7841961,8622,057
Yorktown, VA1222011,9122,113
Benns Church, VA6173163,0113,327
Poquoson, VA12,103921,1761,268

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Freeport, TX12,1082292,1762,405
Valley Falls, RI12,1082431,9032,145
Poquoson, VA12,103921,1761,268
Source: The Poquoson, 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.