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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 66%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRichmond/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,142n/a (estimate)3,9621,8512,489
Murder55n/a23.85.05.0
Rape45n/a19.533.042.6
Robbery385n/a166.941.381.6
Assault583n/a252.7128.7250.2
Violent crime1,068n/a (estimate)463208379
Burglary986n/a427.4162.8340.5
Theft6,234n/a2,702.01,359.51,549.5
Vehicle theft854n/a370.1120.3219.9
Property crime8,074n/a (estimate)3,4991,6432,110

Key findings

  • Richmond crime rates are 59% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Richmond are 22% higher than the national average
  • In Richmond you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Richmond is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Richmond has decreased by 9%

Richmond crime map

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The Richmond crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Richmond as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Richmond crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Richmond (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Richmond, per 100,000 residents. In Richmond, the total number of daily crimes is 2.14 times more than the Virginia average and 1.59 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Richmond are 2.23 times more than the Virginia average and 1.22 times more than the national average. For property crime, Richmond has a daily crime rate that is 2.13 times more than the Virginia average and 1.66 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Richmond (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Virginia and all other cities across the US, is Richmond safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Richmond is safer than 6% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Richmond is safer than 16% 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. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Richmond 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 217
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Richmond is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Richmond is 1 in 26
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Richmond, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 217. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 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 is 1 in 26.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Richmond is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Richmond has decreased by 11% and the rate of property crime in Richmond has decreased by 9%. The total crime rate in Richmond has decreased by 9% year to year.

      Richmond police department

      ItemRichmondVirginiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9408,827558,732
      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 39.1% greater than the National average.

      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
      Wyndham, VA10,09779626705
      Short Pump, VA27,0991149011,015
      Enon, VA3,9811239711,094
      Innsbrook, VA7,7071411,1131,254
      Woodlake, VA7,1721551,2211,376
      Chamberlayne, VA6,0861801,4191,599
      Tuckahoe, VA47,9971891,4951,684
      Richmond, VA216,7734633,4993,962

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Boise, ID218,6772811,5791,860
      San Bernardino, CA214,5811,3194,1905,509
      Des Moines, IA212,8597124,0914,803
      Birmingham, AL212,4241,9126,3148,226
      Spokane, WA212,0786905,9196,609
      Richmond, VA216,7734633,4993,962
      Source: The Richmond, 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.