Reported Annual Crime In Virginia Beach

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVirginia Beach/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,613n/a (estimate)2,3442,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVirginia Beach/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder19n/a4.24.64.9
Rape103n/a22.727.938.6
Robbery270n/a59.653.0101.9
Assault234n/a51.7110.2237.8
Violent crime626n/a (estimate)138196373
Burglary956n/a211.1254.6491.4
Theft8,596n/a1,898.41,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft435n/a96.196.8220.2
Property crime9,987n/a (estimate)2,2061,8672,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Virginia Beach, VA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Virginia Beach, VA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Virginia Beach, VA crime rates are 14% higher than in comparison to the Virginia mean and are 18% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Virginia Beach, VA has a rate that is 29% lower than the Virginia average; compared to the United States, it is 63% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Virginia Beach, VA is 18% higher than its state's mean, and 11% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Virginia Beach is 18% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.42 daily crimes that occur in Virginia Beach.
  • Virginia Beach is safer than 56% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Virginia Beach you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Virginia Beach has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Virginia Beach (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Virginia Beach, VA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Virginia as well as national figures. In Virginia Beach, VA the total number of daily crimes is 1.14 times more than the Virginia average and 1.22 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Virginia Beach, VA are 1.41 times less than the Virginia average and 2.70 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Virginia Beach, VA has a daily crime rate that is 1.18 times more than the Virginia average and 1.13 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Virginia Beach (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Virginia Beach, VA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Virginia Beach, VA has been ranked safer than 49% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Virginia Beach, VA is safer than 56% 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 Virginia Beach, VA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Virginia Beach, VA is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Virginia Beach

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Virginia Beach is 1 in 724
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Virginia Beach is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in Virginia Beach is 1 in 43
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Virginia Beach, VA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Virginia Beach, VA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 724. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 46 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 Virginia Beach, VA is 1 in 43.

Year Over Year Crime In Virginia Beach (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Virginia Beach, 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 Virginia Beach, VA has decreased by 5%, the amount of property crime in Virginia Beach, VA has increased by 1%, and the total amount of crime in Virginia Beach, VA has increased by 1% year to year.

Virginia Beach police department

ItemVirginia BeachVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9558,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.23.3
There are a total of 955 Virginia Beach police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.7% less than the Virginia average and 34.7% 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
Virginia Beach, VA445,6231382,2062,344

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Atlanta, GA440,6411,1205,4996,619
Mesa, AZ452,0914192,5272,946
Omaha, NE435,4545153,5964,111
Colorado Springs, CO433,5474383,6484,086
Kansas City, MO465,0051,4174,4415,859
Virginia Beach, VA445,6231382,2062,344
Source: The Virginia Beach, 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.