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Crime rate in Norfolk, Virginia (VA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map

 

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Crime rate legend:
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 Low (50 - 199)
 Average (200 - 449)
 High (450 - 1000)
 Very high (> 1000)

Crime rates in Norfolk by Year

Type

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
44
(18.9)
31
(13.0)
41
(17.0)
40
(16.5)
35
(14.3)
59
(24.5)
28
(12.0)
48
(21.1)
28
(11.9)
34
(14.5)
34
(14.5)
29
(11.8)
34
(13.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
121
(52.0)
127
(53.4)
115
(47.6)
86
(35.5)
82
(33.6)
92
(38.1)
100
(42.7)
97
(42.6)
86
(36.6)
102
(43.4)
90
(38.4)
81
(33.0)
75
(30.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
772
(331.9)
809
(339.9)
709
(293.6)
717
(296.2)
684
(280.2)
886
(367.2)
948
(404.7)
910
(399.3)
1,050
(446.7)
630
(268.0)
596
(254.6)
625
(254.4)
491
(200.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
726
(312.1)
633
(265.9)
488
(202.1)
540
(223.1)
541
(221.6)
804
(333.2)
768
(327.8)
869
(381.3)
787
(334.8)
776
(330.1)
725
(309.7)
689
(280.4)
732
(298.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,304
(990.4)
1,728
(726.0)
1,758
(727.9)
1,784
(737.0)
1,474
(603.8)
1,769
(733.2)
1,614
(689.0)
1,694
(743.3)
1,868
(794.7)
2,078
(883.9)
2,158
(921.8)
2,256
(918.2)
2,261
(921.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10,192
(4,381.2)
10,123
(4,253.0)
10,738
(4,446.0)
10,632
(4,392.0)
9,846
(4,033.1)
10,153
(4,208.2)
9,032
(3,855.4)
8,797
(3,860.0)
9,212
(3,918.9)
9,912
(4,216.1)
10,079
(4,305.4)
9,217
(3,751.3)
8,403
(3,425.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,754
(754.0)
1,515
(636.5)
1,627
(673.6)
1,438
(594.0)
1,228
(503.0)
1,139
(472.1)
1,037
(442.7)
1,027
(450.6)
1,115
(474.3)
950
(404.1)
922
(393.8)
785
(319.5)
727
(296.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
31
(13.3)
24
(10.1)
23
(9.5)
22
(9.1)
47
(19.3)
43
(17.8)
76
(32.4)
36
(15.8)
57
(24.2)
42
(17.9)
50
(21.4)
38
(15.5)
58
(23.6)
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1)534.9485.4473.1459.9418.8502.9472.8503.9493.8463.0456.6413.4388.8
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 668 registered sex offenders living in Norfolk, Virginia as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Norfolk to the number of sex offenders is 368 to 1.


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

388.8
Portsmouth:

405.9
Chesapeake:

242.9
Virginia Beach:

176.9
Hampton:

242.5
Poquoson:

28.8
Smithfield:

115.7
Suffolk:

223.4
Newport News:

286.5
Violent crime rate in 2012
Norfolk:

301.1
U.S. Average:

214.0

Violent crime rate in 2011
Norfolk:

317.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Norfolk:

342.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Norfolk:

363.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Norfolk:

441.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Norfolk:

465.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Norfolk:

423.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Norfolk:

428.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Norfolk:

306.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Norfolk:

321.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Norfolk:

322.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Norfolk:

374.3
U.S. Average:

276.6

Violent crime rate in 2000
Norfolk:

403.2
U.S. Average:

277.6

Property crime rate in 2012
Norfolk:

391.7
U.S. Average:

266.5

Property crime rate in 2011
Norfolk:

410.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Norfolk:

449.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Norfolk:

438.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Norfolk:

417.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Norfolk:

400.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Norfolk:

388.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Norfolk:

418.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Norfolk:

389.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Norfolk:

446.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Norfolk:

459.1
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Norfolk:

443.8
U.S. Average:

337.2

Property crime rate in 2000
Norfolk:

519.1
U.S. Average:

331.5


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Latest news about crime in Norfolk, VA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

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

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Arson per 100,000 population

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


Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 825 (733 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 808 (721 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.93
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 842 (759 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.24
Virginia average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 877 (755 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.21
Virginia average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 879 (757 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.22
Virginia average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 837 (714 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.13
Virginia average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 844 (729 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
Virginia average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 822 (699 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 884 (769 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
Virginia average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 909 (769 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.19
Virginia average:

2.27


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