Reported Annual Crime In Portsmouth

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortsmouth/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,131n/a (estimate)6,3992,0772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortsmouth/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder14n/a14.65.85.3
Rape61n/a63.732.540.4
Robbery235n/a245.357.1102.8
Assault448n/a467.6122.2248.5
Violent crime758n/a (estimate)791218386
Burglary1,208n/a1,260.8238.0468.9
Theft3,707n/a3,869.01,505.11,745.0
Vehicle theft458n/a478.0116.4236.9
Property crime5,373n/a (estimate)5,6081,8592,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Portsmouth, VA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Portsmouth, 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 Portsmouth, VA is 208% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Virginia, and when compared with the national average, is 126% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Portsmouth, VA has 264% higher than violent crime rate than Virginia average, while remaining 105% higher than the national average. In property crime, Portsmouth, VA is 202% higher than the average of Virginia and is 129% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Carrollton, VA4,6931261,0721,198
Chesapeake, VA228,1684102,5372,946
Hampton, VA136,9043263,4323,758
Norfolk, VA244,7456583,9144,571
Portsmouth, VA96,0077915,6086,399

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Portsmouth is 126% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.53 daily crimes that occur in Portsmouth.
  • Portsmouth is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Portsmouth you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Portsmouth has increased by 14%.

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Daily Crime In Portsmouth (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Portsmouth, VA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Virginia and on a national level. In Portsmouth, VA the total number of daily crimes is 3.08 times more than the Virginia average and 2.26 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Portsmouth, VA is 3.64 times more than the Virginia average and 2.05 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Portsmouth, VA has a daily crime rate that is 3.02 times more than the Virginia average and 2.29 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Portsmouth (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Portsmouth, VA area in comparison to other Virginia communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Portsmouth, VA being safer than 1% of cities in Virginia and 8% 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 Portsmouth, VA. In conclusion, Portsmouth, VA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Portsmouth

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Portsmouth is 1 in 127
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portsmouth is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in Portsmouth is 1 in 16
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Portsmouth, 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 Portsmouth, VA, you have a 1 in 127 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 18. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Portsmouth, VA is 1 in 16.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Portsmouth, VA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Portsmouth, VA has increased by 31%, the amount of property crime in Portsmouth, VA has increased by 12%, and the total amount of crime in Portsmouth, VA has increased by 14% year to year.

Portsmouth police department

ItemPortsmouthVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3418,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.53.23.3
There are a total of 341 Portsmouth police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.5% greater than the Virginia average and 7.9% 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.

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Livonia, MI95,8881501,7981,947
San Angelo, TX96,1773644,8995,264
Vista, CA96,1813641,5791,942
Hillsboro, OR95,7652851,9252,210
Davie, FL95,7212222,8933,115
Portsmouth, VA96,0077915,6086,399
Source: The Portsmouth, 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.