Compared to the other cities in Virginia and all other cities across the US, is Virginia Beach safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Virginia Beach is safer than 62% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Virginia Beach is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.