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Total crime 11%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 17%
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 peopleSuffolk/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,536n/a (estimate)2,7721,8512,489
Murder6n/a6.65.05.0
Rape29n/a31.733.042.6
Robbery67n/a73.241.381.6
Assault168n/a183.6128.7250.2
Violent crime270n/a (estimate)295208379
Burglary196n/a214.2162.8340.5
Theft1,925n/a2,104.11,359.51,549.5
Vehicle theft145n/a158.5120.3219.9
Property crime2,266n/a (estimate)2,4771,6432,110

Key findings

  • Suffolk crime rates are 11% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Suffolk are 22% lower than the national average
  • In Suffolk you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Suffolk is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Suffolk has decreased by 3%

Suffolk crime map

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The Suffolk crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Suffolk 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 Suffolk crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Suffolk (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Suffolk on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Virginia and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Suffolk (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Virginia, are 1.50 times more than the state average and 1.11 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Suffolk on a daily basis are 1.42 times more than than Virginia average and 1.29 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Suffolk are 1.51 times more than the daily state average and 1.17 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Suffolk (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Suffolk in comparison to other Virginia communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Suffolk safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Suffolk being safer than 23% of cities in Virginia and 33% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Virginia cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Suffolk. In conclusion, Suffolk ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Suffolk

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Suffolk is 1 in 339
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Suffolk is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Suffolk is 1 in 37
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Suffolk? In Suffolk, VA you have a 1 in 339 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Suffolk.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Suffolk 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 Suffolk has increased by 7% and the rate of property crime in Suffolk has decreased by 4%. The total crime rate in Suffolk has decreased by 3% year to year.

      Suffolk police department

      ItemSuffolkVirginiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2418,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.23.3
      There are a total of 241 Suffolk police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.8% less than the Virginia average and 13.7% 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
      Windsor, VA2,643145832977
      Carrsville, VA2273032,3942,697
      Suffolk, VA87,0612952,4772,772

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Carmel, IN86,94031846877
      Hawthorne, CA86,9387281,7012,429
      Alafaya, FL86,8683902,2142,604
      Nashua, NH87,2791441,2851,429
      Newport Beach, CA86,8131582,0672,226
      Suffolk, VA87,0612952,4772,772
      Source: The Suffolk, 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.