Crime rates in Chesapeake by year

Type

2002

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
6
(2.9)
12
(5.6)
14
(6.4)
7
(3.2)
12
(5.4)
12
(5.4)
12
(5.4)
9
(4.0)
12
(5.3)
12
(5.3)
9
(3.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
65
(31.7)
61
(28.6)
51
(23.4)
60
(27.1)
78
(35.0)
65
(29.4)
42
(18.8)
26
(11.5)
46
(20.5)
36
(15.8)
48
(20.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
321
(156.4)
292
(137.1)
298
(136.8)
278
(125.7)
326
(146.1)
363
(164.4)
229
(102.6)
276
(122.3)
246
(109.4)
202
(88.8)
155
(67.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
971
(473.1)
734
(344.7)
754
(346.2)
618
(279.4)
563
(252.4)
529
(239.6)
548
(245.5)
555
(246.0)
588
(261.5)
589
(258.9)
525
(227.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,438
(700.7)
1,288
(604.9)
1,426
(654.7)
1,345
(608.2)
1,251
(560.8)
1,216
(550.7)
1,317
(589.9)
1,180
(523.0)
1,237
(550.1)
1,034
(454.4)
1,076
(466.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,351
(2,607.3)
5,763
(2,706.5)
5,905
(2,710.9)
5,082
(2,298.0)
5,476
(2,454.6)
5,225
(2,366.3)
5,985
(2,680.7)
5,922
(2,624.7)
5,601
(2,490.8)
4,979
(2,188.3)
4,832
(2,095.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
604
(294.3)
622
(292.1)
539
(247.4)
461
(208.5)
489
(219.2)
427
(193.4)
429
(192.2)
392
(173.7)
325
(144.5)
279
(122.6)
280
(121.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
18
(8.8)
24
(11.3)
26
(11.9)
30
(13.6)
27
(12.1)
38
(17.2)
30
(13.4)
23
(10.2)
21
(9.3)
27
(11.9)
23
(10.0)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.0)367.9334.9332.5287.1303.1295.0283.7272.1275.6242.9227.7

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 386 registered sex offenders living in Chesapeake, Virginia as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chesapeake to the number of sex offenders is 592 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


See how dangerous Chesapeake, VA is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Chesapeake:

227.7
Portsmouth:

467.9
Norfolk:

396.3
Virginia Beach:

177.5
Suffolk:

254.1
Hampton:

242.6
Smithfield:

122.7
Newport News:

282.2
Poquoson:

87.4
Violent crime rate in 2013
Chesapeake:

185.3
U.S. Average:

203.3
Violent crime rate in 2012
Chesapeake:

210.7
U.S. Average:

214.5
Violent crime rate in 2011
Chesapeake:

227.9
U.S. Average:

214.1
Violent crime rate in 2010
Chesapeake:

214.3
U.S. Average:

223.2
Violent crime rate in 2009
Chesapeake:

214.2
U.S. Average:

238.0
Violent crime rate in 2008
Chesapeake:

255.0
U.S. Average:

252.4
Violent crime rate in 2007
Chesapeake:

257.8
U.S. Average:

259.7
Violent crime rate in 2006
Chesapeake:

248.4
U.S. Average:

264.1
Violent crime rate in 2005
Chesapeake:

292.3
U.S. Average:

258.9
Violent crime rate in 2004
Chesapeake:

295.6
U.S. Average:

256.0
Violent crime rate in 2002
Chesapeake:

370.7
U.S. Average:

272.2
Property crime rate in 2013
Chesapeake:

227.7
U.S. Average:

250.2
Property crime rate in 2012
Chesapeake:

230.2
U.S. Average:

267.3
Property crime rate in 2011
Chesapeake:

269.7
U.S. Average:

273.5
Property crime rate in 2010
Chesapeake:

275.6
U.S. Average:

276.4
Property crime rate in 2009
Chesapeake:

295.6
U.S. Average:

285.6
Property crime rate in 2008
Chesapeake:

271.0
U.S. Average:

302.2
Property crime rate in 2007
Chesapeake:

281.8
U.S. Average:

309.2
Property crime rate in 2006
Chesapeake:

281.8
U.S. Average:

317.3
Property crime rate in 2005
Chesapeake:

319.5
U.S. Average:

322.3
Property crime rate in 2004
Chesapeake:

315.9
U.S. Average:

327.4
Property crime rate in 2002
Chesapeake:

331.1
U.S. Average:

336.9

Murders per 100,000 population

Rapes per 100,000 population

Robberies per 100,000 population

Assaults per 100,000 population

Burglaries per 100,000 population

Thefts per 100,000 population

Auto thefts per 100,000 population

Arson per 100,000 population

City-data.com crime index per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 516 (384 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 476 (365 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 495 (354 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 484 (365 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Virginia average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 501 (371 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Virginia average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 512 (381 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Virginia average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 512 (370 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Virginia average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 519 (343 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Virginia average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 504 (364 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 459 (340 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Virginia average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 489 (358 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Virginia average:

2.27


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Chesapeake

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents)

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Zip codes: 23320, 23321, 23322, 23323, 23324, 23325.