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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 73%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleHampton/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,0381,065 (estimate)7751,8662,580
Murder16n/a11.94.65.0
Rape24n/a17.934.342.6
Robbery120n/a89.642.386.2
Assault156n/a116.4118.7246.8
Violent crime316463 (estimate)236200381
Burglary491n/a366.5182.8376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,356.41,594.6
Vehicle theft231n/a172.4126.5228.9
Property crime722602 (estimate)5391,6662,200

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 22% higher than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 94 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 40% of the cities in Virginia
  • Year over year crime in Hampton has decreased by 78%

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      Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 216
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 167
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 94

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

      Hampton police department

      ItemDowntownHamptonVirginia
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3778,827
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.73.2

      Sex offenders in Virginia

      StateTotal offendersVirginia /100KNational /100K
      Virginia25,766352266
      There are a total of 25,766 sex offenders in Virginia. This yields a total of 352 sex offenders in Virginia per 100,000 residents which is 32% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Yorktown, VA16581673754
      Poquoson, VA12,068158841999
      Carrollton, VA5,4811531,2741,427
      Smithfield, VA8,304831,5131,597
      Newport News, VA181,6065272,8803,407
      Norfolk, VA245,7244643,4643,928
      Portsmouth, VA96,0717955,2826,077
      Hampton, VA136,789236539775

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bellevue, WA136,7181322,9233,055
      McAllen, TX138,475852,6712,756
      Warren, MI135,0695092,0782,587
      Killeen, TX138,7453902,2542,644
      West Valley City, UT134,6096893,5844,273
      Hampton, VA136,789236539775
      Source: The Downtown, Hampton, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.