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Total crime 21%
Violent crime 47%
Property crime 16%
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 peopleSmithfield/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime167n/a (estimate)1,9681,8512,489
Murder1n/a11.85.05.0
Rape0n/a0.033.042.6
Robbery2n/a23.641.381.6
Assault14n/a165.0128.7250.2
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)200208379
Burglary7n/a82.5162.8340.5
Theft128n/a1,508.51,359.51,549.5
Vehicle theft15n/a176.8120.3219.9
Property crime150n/a (estimate)1,7681,6432,110

Key findings

  • Smithfield crime rates are 21% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Smithfield are 47% lower than the national average
  • In Smithfield you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Smithfield is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Smithfield has increased by 23%

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      Daily Crime In Smithfield (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Smithfield, VA per 100,000 people. In Smithfield, the total number of daily crimes is 1.06 times more than the Virginia average and 1.26 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Smithfield is 1.04 times less than the Virginia average and 1.89 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Smithfield has a daily crime rate that is 1.08 times more than the Virginia average and 1.19 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Smithfield (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Smithfield to every other city in Virginia, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Smithfield safe? The gauges above illustrate that Smithfield is safer than 41% of every city located within Virginia along with 49% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Virginia and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Smithfield, VA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Smithfield

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Smithfield is 1 in 500
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Smithfield is 1 in 57
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Smithfield is 1 in 51
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Smithfield, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 500. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 57 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 Smithfield is 1 in 51.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Smithfield 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 Smithfield has increased by 141% and the rate of property crime in Smithfield has increased by 17%. The total crime rate in Smithfield has increased by 23% year to year.

      Smithfield police department

      ItemSmithfieldVirginiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)258,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.03.23.3
      There are a total of 25 Smithfield police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.3% less than the Virginia average and 6.2% less 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
      Poquoson, VA12,068190750940
      Windsor, VA2,643145832977
      Carrollton, VA5,4811591,2571,416
      Surry, VA2182602,0512,311
      Rushmere, VA9722622,0722,334
      Newport News, VA181,6065962,5293,124
      Hampton, VA136,7892952,9993,294
      Smithfield, VA8,3042001,7681,968

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Doylestown, PA8,305107492600
      Upper Saddle River, NJ8,30124327352
      Country Club Estates, GA8,3013642,5332,897
      St. Joseph, MI8,3072032,0232,226
      Gig Harbor, WA8,3071284,0894,217
      Smithfield, VA8,3042001,7681,968
      Source: The Smithfield, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.