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 179% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Virginia, and when compared with the national average, is 101% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Portsmouth, VA has 257% higher than violent crime rate than Virginia average, while remaining 88% higher than the national average. In property crime, Portsmouth, VA is 170% higher than the average of Virginia and is 103% higher than the national average.