Reported Annual Crime In Smithfield

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 peopleSmithfield/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime115n/a (estimate)1,3542,0012,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSmithfield/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a11.85.35.3
Rape0n/a0.033.841.7
Robbery4n/a47.151.198.0
Assault18n/a212.0117.9248.9
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)271208394
Burglary13n/a153.1218.0430.4
Theft72n/a847.91,454.71,694.4
Vehicle theft7n/a82.4120.1237.4
Property crime92n/a (estimate)1,0831,7932,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Smithfield, VA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Smithfield, VA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Smithfield, VA is 32% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Virginia, and when compared with the national average, is 51% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Smithfield, VA has 30% higher than violent crime rate than Virginia average, while remaining 31% lower than the national average. In property crime, Smithfield, VA is 40% lower than the average of Virginia and is 54% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Smithfield is 51% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.71 daily crimes that occur in Smithfield.
  • Smithfield is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Smithfield you have a 1 in 74 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Smithfield has decreased by 14%.

Compare Smithfield, VA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Smithfield (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Smithfield, VA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Virginia and on a national level. In Smithfield, VA the total number of daily crimes is 1.48 times less than the Virginia average and 2.04 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Smithfield, VA is 1.30 times more than the Virginia average and 1.45 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Smithfield, VA has a daily crime rate that is 1.65 times less than the Virginia average and 2.18 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Smithfield (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Smithfield, VA compared to every other city in Virginia as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Smithfield, VA ranks safer than 40% of every city located within Virginia along with 52% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Smithfield, VA. As a result, Smithfield, VA is ranked above average when compared to the majority of 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 370
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Smithfield is 1 in 93
The chance of being a victim of crime in Smithfield is 1 in 74
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Smithfield, VA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Smithfield, VA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 370. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 93 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, VA is 1 in 74.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Smithfield, VA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Smithfield, VA has increased by 19% and the rate of property crime in Smithfield, VA has decreased by 19%. The total crime rate in Smithfield, VA has decreased by 14% 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
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
Windsor, VA2,6431481,0761,225
Carrollton, VA5,4811591,3711,530
Poquoson, VA12,0681591,5271,686
Surry, VA2182602,2382,498
Rushmere, VA9722622,2612,523
Hampton, VA136,7893023,2343,536
Newport News, VA181,6064993,0423,541
Smithfield, VA8,3042711,0831,354

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Doylestown, PA8,305110579688
Upper Saddle River, NJ8,30124215239
Country Club Estates, GA8,3013813,0493,430
St. Joseph, MI8,3072051,3651,571
Gig Harbor, WA8,3072005,3405,540
Smithfield, VA8,3042711,0831,354
Source: The Smithfield, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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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