Reported Annual Crime In Richmond

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRichmond/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,787n/a (estimate)4,4322,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRichmond/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder43n/a19.54.64.9
Rape60n/a27.227.938.6
Robbery489n/a221.553.0101.9
Assault547n/a247.7110.2237.8
Violent crime1,139n/a (estimate)516196373
Burglary1,605n/a726.9254.6491.4
Theft6,171n/a2,794.81,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft872n/a394.996.8220.2
Property crime8,648n/a (estimate)3,9171,8672,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Richmond, VA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Richmond, 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 Richmond, VA is 115% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Virginia, and when compared with the national average, is 55% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Richmond, VA has 164% higher than violent crime rate than Virginia average, while remaining 38% higher than the national average. In property crime, Richmond, VA is 110% higher than the average of Virginia and is 57% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Richmond is 55% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.14 daily crimes that occur in Richmond.
  • Richmond is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Richmond you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Richmond has not changed.

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Daily Crime In Richmond (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Richmond, VA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Virginia as well as national figures. In Richmond, VA the total number of daily crimes is 2.15 times more than the Virginia average and 1.55 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Richmond, VA are 2.64 times more than the Virginia average and 1.38 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Richmond, VA has a daily crime rate that is 2.10 times more than the Virginia average and 1.57 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Richmond (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Richmond, VA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Richmond, VA has been ranked safer than 8% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Richmond, VA is safer than 17% 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 Richmond, VA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Richmond, VA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Richmond

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Richmond is 1 in 194
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Richmond is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Richmond is 1 in 23
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Richmond, VA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Richmond, VA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 194. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 26 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 Richmond, VA is 1 in 23.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Richmond, VA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Richmond, VA has decreased by 11% and the rate of property crime in Richmond, VA has increased by 1%. The total crime rate in Richmond, VA has not changed year to year.

Richmond police department

ItemRichmondVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9408,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.53.23.3
There are a total of 940 Richmond police officers. This results in 4.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.5% greater than the Virginia average and 38.5% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wyndham, VA10,10175711786
Short Pump, VA27,0341131,0771,190
Enon, VA3,7521131,0801,193
Woodlake, VA7,2661441,3691,513
Innsbrook, VA7,7491451,3831,528
Richmond, VA211,0635163,9174,432

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Boise, ID211,6553092,2762,584
Rochester, NY210,4618763,9384,814
Birmingham, AL211,7051,7466,3598,105
Spokane, WA210,1425227,5098,031
San Bernardino, CA213,0441,2464,8006,045
Richmond, VA211,0635163,9174,432
Source: The Richmond, 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.