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Total crime 31%
Violent crime 75%
Property crime 23%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVirginia Beach/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,610n/a (estimate)1,6101,6652,346
Murder4n/a6.76.16.5
Rape13n/a17.626.538.4
Robbery28n/a43.634.373.9
Assault54n/a61.5141.7279.7
Violent crime99n/a (estimate)99209388
Burglary111n/a118.0133.5314.2
Theft1,263n/a1,513.71,196.61,398.0
Vehicle theft138n/a128.9126.3246.0
Property crime1,512n/a (estimate)1,5121,4561,958

Key findings

  • Virginia Beach crime rates are 31% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Virginia Beach are 75% lower than the national average
  • In Virginia Beach you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Virginia Beach is safer than 54% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Virginia Beach has increased by 17%

Virginia Beach crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Virginia Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Virginia Beach, per 100,000 residents. In Virginia Beach, the total number of daily crimes is 1.03 times less than the Virginia average and 1.46 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Virginia Beach are 2.11 times less than the Virginia average and 3.93 times less than the national average. For property crime, Virginia Beach has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the Virginia average and 1.30 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Virginia Beach (higher is better)

      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 61% of other cities in the state of Virginia. In addition, Virginia Beach is safer than 54% 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.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Virginia Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Virginia Beach is 1 in 1014
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Virginia Beach is 1 in 67
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Virginia Beach is 1 in 63
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Virginia Beach, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1014. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 67 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 Virginia Beach is 1 in 63.

      Year Over Year Crime In Virginia Beach (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Virginia Beach, Virginia (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Virginia Beach has increased by 30%, the amount of property crime in Virginia Beach has increased by 16%, and the total amount of crime in Virginia Beach has increased by 17% year over year.

      Virginia Beach police department

      ItemVirginia BeachVirginiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9558,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.23.3
      There are a total of 955 Virginia Beach police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.7% less than the Virginia average and 34.4% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331291,7611,890
      Virginia Beach, VA449,733991,5121,610

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Colorado Springs, CO448,7595973,3803,977
      Atlanta, GA456,3782951,4781,773
      Omaha, NE443,0726313,1743,806
      Raleigh, NC441,3263922,0212,413
      Miami, FL432,6225562,7503,305
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331291,7611,890
      Virginia Beach, VA449,733991,5121,610
      Source: The Virginia Beach, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.