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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


City-Data.com crime index in Norfolk, VA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Norfolk, VA

The 2018 crime rate in Norfolk, VA is 321 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 85.3% U.S. cities. The 2018 Norfolk crime rate fell by 11% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 36. In the last 5 years Norfolk has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Norfolk, VA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Norfolk:

321.3
Portsmouth:

504.2
Chesapeake:

214.6
Virginia Beach:

118.8
Hampton:

231.8
Newport News:

307.8
Poquoson:

101.6
Smithfield:

89.4
Suffolk:

206.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Norfolk by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
59
(24.5)
28
(12.0)
48
(21.1)
28
(11.9)
34
(14.5)
34
(14.5)
29
(11.8)
34
(13.9)
28
(11.3)
31
(12.5)
28
(11.4)
46
(18.7)
36
(14.7)
36
(14.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
92
(38.1)
100
(42.7)
97
(42.6)
86
(36.6)
102
(43.4)
90
(38.4)
81
(33.0)
75
(30.6)
134
(54.2)
122
(49.4)
108
(44.0)
131
(53.3)
135
(55.1)
117
(47.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
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)
414
(167.4)
392
(158.7)
454
(185.0)
489
(199.0)
371
(151.3)
321
(131.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
804
(333.2)
768
(327.8)
869
(381.3)
787
(334.8)
776
(330.1)
725
(309.7)
689
(280.4)
732
(298.4)
842
(340.5)
735
(297.5)
739
(301.1)
950
(386.6)
821
(334.8)
660
(270.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
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)
2,039
(824.5)
1,312
(531.0)
1,097
(447.0)
1,165
(474.1)
1,156
(471.5)
703
(287.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10,153
(4,208)
9,032
(3,855)
8,797
(3,860)
9,212
(3,919)
9,912
(4,216)
10,079
(4,305)
9,217
(3,751)
8,403
(3,426)
8,006
(3,237)
7,864
(3,183)
7,518
(3,064)
7,918
(3,222)
7,318
(2,985)
6,972
(2,853)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
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)
767
(310.1)
503
(203.6)
387
(157.7)
534
(217.3)
718
(292.8)
788
(322.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
43
(17.8)
76
(32.4)
36
(15.8)
57
(24.2)
42
(17.9)
50
(21.4)
38
(15.5)
58
(23.6)
43
(17.4)
25
(10.1)
28
(11.4)
20
(8.1)
8
(3.3)
14
(5.7)
City-Data.com crime index513.7482.9514.7504.4472.9466.4422.3397.2396.3352.5340.2396.6361.6321.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 840 registered sex offenders living in Norfolk, Virginia as of July 12, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Norfolk is 292 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Norfolk:

278.1
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Norfolk:

327.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Norfolk:

383.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Norfolk:

309.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Norfolk:

302.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Norfolk:

330.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Norfolk:

307.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Norfolk:

324.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Norfolk:

349.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Norfolk:

371.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Norfolk:

451.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Norfolk:

475.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Norfolk:

432.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Norfolk:

437.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Norfolk:

232.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Norfolk:

243.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Norfolk:

244.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Norfolk:

248.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Norfolk:

287.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Norfolk:

288.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Norfolk:

266.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Norfolk:

295.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Norfolk:

373.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Norfolk:

400.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Norfolk:

419.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Norfolk:

458.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Norfolk:

448.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Norfolk:

426.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Norfolk:

409.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Norfolk:

397.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Norfolk:

427.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Norfolk:

294.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Norfolk:

337.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Norfolk:

347.4
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 801 (702 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
Virginia average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 799 (713 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Virginia average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 811 (718 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
Virginia average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 786 (692 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.82
Virginia average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 845 (756 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 857 (763 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.09
Virginia average:

2.36

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

2.99
Virginia average:

2.36

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

2.93
Virginia average:

2.37

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

3.24
Virginia average:

2.39

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

3.21
Virginia average:

2.42

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

3.22
Virginia average:

2.46

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

3.13
Virginia average:

2.43

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

3.11
Virginia average:

2.31

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

2.98
Virginia average:

2.29

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

3.28
Virginia average:

2.28

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

3.28
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Norfolk, VA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 23502, 23503, 23504, 23505, 23507, 23508, 23509, 23510, 23511, 23513, 23517, 23518, 23523, 23551.