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


Crime rate legend:
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 Low (50 - 199)
 Average (200 - 449)
 High (450 - 1000)
 Very high (> 1000)
Crime rates in Petersburg by year

Type

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(14.6)
6
(17.3)
9
(26.8)
4
(12.0)
9
(27.1)
7
(21.7)
5
(15.3)
6
(18.2)
12
(36.3)
6
(18.3)
5
(15.3)
7
(22.0)
10
(30.7)
16
(49.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
24
(70.1)
18
(51.8)
22
(65.6)
18
(53.9)
25
(75.2)
17
(52.8)
30
(91.8)
12
(36.4)
6
(18.2)
9
(27.4)
7
(21.4)
9
(28.3)
7
(21.5)
16
(49.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
110
(321.1)
79
(227.2)
89
(265.4)
111
(332.1)
149
(448.4)
212
(658.2)
256
(783.4)
121
(367.0)
63
(190.6)
53
(161.6)
56
(171.3)
56
(175.8)
71
(218.2)
54
(165.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
203
(592.5)
157
(451.6)
169
(503.9)
155
(463.8)
181
(544.7)
263
(816.5)
324
(991.5)
168
(509.6)
108
(326.8)
88
(268.2)
104
(318.2)
91
(285.7)
101
(310.3)
178
(545.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
525
(1,532.4)
278
(799.7)
574
(1,711.6)
562
(1,681.6)
803
(2,416.5)
673
(2,089.4)
871
(2,665.5)
673
(2,041.5)
434
(1,313.2)
434
(1,322.9)
391
(1,196.4)
345
(1,083.3)
238
(731.3)
265
(811.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,655
(4,830.6)
1,676
(4,820.9)
1,505
(4,487.7)
1,436
(4,296.8)
1,534
(4,616.3)
1,375
(4,268.9)
1,296
(3,966.1)
1,272
(3,858.5)
930
(2,814.1)
929
(2,831.7)
820
(2,509.0)
671
(2,106.9)
552
(1,696.1)
654
(2,003.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
318
(928.2)
283
(814.0)
217
(647.1)
392
(1,173.0)
288
(866.7)
284
(881.7)
312
(954.8)
247
(749.3)
136
(411.5)
107
(326.1)
100
(306.0)
87
(273.2)
51
(156.7)
73
(223.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(23.4)
13
(37.4)
18
(53.7)
32
(95.8)
25
(75.2)
14
(43.5)
10
(30.6)
0
(0.0)
6
(18.2)
3
(9.1)
5
(15.3)
3
(9.4)
1
(3.1)
6
(18.4)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.8)690.7561.3652.6642.8781.0834.0959.0634.7447.1392.6371.4358.4337.7450.7

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 196 registered sex offenders living in Petersburg, Virginia as of April 29, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Petersburg to the number of sex offenders is 163 to 1.


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

450.7
Colonial Heights:

329.9
Hopewell:

273.5
Waverly:

85.3
Richmond:

370.9
Violent crime rate in 2015
Petersburg:

502.3
U.S. Average:

207.7

Violent crime rate in 2014
Petersburg:

347.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Petersburg:

303.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Petersburg:

296.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Petersburg:

278.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Petersburg:

349.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Petersburg:

511.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Petersburg:

1,009.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Petersburg:

833.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2005
Petersburg:

625.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Petersburg:

475.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Petersburg:

515.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Petersburg:

435.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Petersburg:

569.1
U.S. Average:

276.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Petersburg:

296.0
U.S. Average:

220.1

Property crime rate in 2014
Petersburg:

254.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Petersburg:

363.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Petersburg:

410.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Petersburg:

455.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Petersburg:

465.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Petersburg:

713.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Petersburg:

874.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Petersburg:

763.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2005
Petersburg:

844.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Petersburg:

727.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Petersburg:

679.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Petersburg:

535.4
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Petersburg:

703.4
U.S. Average:

337.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 141 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.25
Virginia average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 143 (107 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.29
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 139 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 149 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.37
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 163 (117 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.57
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 161 (115 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.48
Virginia average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 143 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Virginia average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 150 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.24
Virginia average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 137 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.26
Virginia average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 142 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Virginia average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 131 (95 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.82
Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 134 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
Virginia average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 150 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.20
Virginia average:

2.27


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Petersburg

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

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Zip codes: 23805.