Reported Annual Crime In Poquoson

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoquoson/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime120n/a (estimate)9991,8662,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoquoson/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.0
Rape6n/a50.034.342.6
Robbery1n/a8.342.386.2
Assault12n/a99.9118.7246.8
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)158200381
Burglary18n/a149.9182.8376.0
Theft80n/a666.11,356.41,594.6
Vehicle theft3n/a25.0126.5228.9
Property crime101n/a (estimate)8411,6662,200
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Poquoson, VA. The total number of reported crimes in Poquoson, VA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Poquoson, VA crime rate is 46% lower than the Virginia average and is 61% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Poquoson, VA has a violent crime rate that is 21% lower than the Virginia average and 58% lower than the national average. For property crime, Poquoson, VA is 50% lower than the Virginia average and 62% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Poquoson is 61% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.74 daily crimes that occur in Poquoson.
  • Poquoson is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Poquoson you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Poquoson has decreased by 37%.

Compare Poquoson, VA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Poquoson (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Poquoson, VA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Virginia and on a national level. In Poquoson, VA the total number of daily crimes is 1.87 times less than the Virginia average and 2.58 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Poquoson, VA is 1.26 times less than the Virginia average and 2.41 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Poquoson, VA has a daily crime rate that is 1.98 times less than the Virginia average and 2.62 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Poquoson (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Virginia and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Poquoson, VA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Poquoson, VA has been ranked safer than 57% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Poquoson, VA is safer than 64% 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 Poquoson, VA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Poquoson, VA is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Poquoson

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Poquoson is 1 in 633
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Poquoson is 1 in 119
The chance of being a victim of crime in Poquoson is 1 in 101
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Poquoson, VA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Poquoson, VA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 633. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 119 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 Poquoson, VA is 1 in 101.

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

A good indicator of whether Poquoson, VA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Poquoson, VA has decreased by 5%, while the property crime rate in Poquoson, VA has decreased by 41% year over year. The number of total crimes in Poquoson, VA has decreased by 37% year over year.

Poquoson police department

ItemPoquosonVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)248,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.23.3
There are a total of 24 Poquoson police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.5% less than the Virginia average and 39.2% 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
Yorktown, VA16581673754
Hampton, VA136,789236539775
Carrollton, VA5,4811531,2741,427
Smithfield, VA8,304831,5131,597
Gloucester Point, VA9,0001981,6491,847
Newport News, VA181,6065272,8803,407
Poquoson, VA12,068158841999

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Poquoson, VA12,068158841999
Source: The Poquoson, 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.
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