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


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

Crime rate in Richmond, VA

The 2018 crime rate in Richmond, VA was 371 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.4 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 90.0% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Richmond crime rate is about the same compared to 2015. The number of homicides stood at 52 - an increase of 9 compared to 2015. In the last 5 years Richmond has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Richmond, VA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Richmond:

371.1
Ashland:

257.9
Hopewell:

284.7
Colonial Heights:

279.9
Petersburg:

404.6
West Point:

54.1
Waverly:

202.4
Tappahannock:

253.6
Blackstone:

279.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Richmond by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
84
(43.0)
76
(38.8)
51
(26.6)
31
(15.5)
37
(18.2)
41
(19.9)
36
(17.4)
42
(20.2)
37
(17.4)
41
(18.9)
43
(19.5)
52
(22.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
80
(41.0)
76
(38.8)
53
(27.6)
53
(26.5)
35
(17.2)
40
(19.4)
44
(21.3)
38
(18.3)
43
(20.2)
39
(18.0)
60
(27.2)
77
(33.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,196
(612.5)
987
(504.3)
973
(507.3)
779
(390.1)
850
(418.2)
735
(357.0)
676
(327.1)
633
(304.6)
624
(293.2)
569
(262.5)
489
(221.5)
428
(186.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,025
(524.9)
902
(460.9)
760
(396.3)
725
(363.1)
709
(348.9)
690
(335.1)
672
(325.2)
635
(305.6)
623
(292.7)
605
(279.1)
547
(247.7)
633
(275.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,529
(1,295)
2,284
(1,167)
1,857
(968.3)
1,787
(895.0)
1,555
(765.1)
1,783
(866.0)
1,886
(912.6)
2,030
(976.9)
1,817
(853.7)
1,685
(777.4)
1,605
(726.9)
1,121
(487.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
8,168
(4,183)
6,351
(3,245)
5,816
(3,033)
5,331
(2,670)
5,822
(2,865)
5,918
(2,874)
5,833
(2,823)
6,138
(2,954)
5,949
(2,795)
5,969
(2,754)
6,171
(2,795)
6,518
(2,835)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,201
(1,127)
1,457
(744.5)
1,293
(674.2)
1,030
(515.8)
972
(478.3)
866
(420.6)
928
(449.1)
935
(450.0)
938
(440.7)
734
(338.6)
872
(394.9)
1,168
(508.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
83
(42.5)
70
(35.8)
49
(25.5)
51
(25.5)
60
(29.5)
43
(20.9)
58
(28.1)
50
(24.1)
50
(23.5)
44
(20.3)
53
(24.0)
50
(21.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)755.7623.3549.8452.7451.8438.7427.8430.1404.3378.5370.9371.1

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes 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 6,889 registered sex offenders living in Richmond, Virginia as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Richmond is 32 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Richmond, VA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Richmond:

309.4
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Richmond:

300.7
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Richmond:

326.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Richmond:

347.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Richmond:

363.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Richmond:

382.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Richmond:

405.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Richmond:

437.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Richmond:

434.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Richmond:

532.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Richmond:

599.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Richmond:

695.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Richmond:

612.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Richmond:

557.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Richmond:

567.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Richmond:

315.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2015
Richmond:

344.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Richmond:

344.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Richmond:

376.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Richmond:

410.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Richmond:

391.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Richmond:

380.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Richmond:

368.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Richmond:

389.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Richmond:

446.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Richmond:

507.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Richmond:

637.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Richmond:

517.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2002
Richmond:

562.2
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: 841 (737 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.21
Virginia average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 835 (695 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.07
Virginia average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 802 (680 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Virginia average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 885 (732 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.32
Virginia average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 816 (692 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.19
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 866 (703 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 940 (719 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.46
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 885 (727 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.52
Virginia average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 893 (729 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.54
Virginia average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 872 (724 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.56
Virginia average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,012 (733 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.67
Virginia average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 930 (702 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.66
Virginia average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 923 (690 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.49
Virginia average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 890 (696 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.52
Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 873 (678 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.43
Virginia average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 765 (632 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.20
Virginia average:

2.27

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

Zip codes: 23173, 23219, 23220, 23221, 23224, 23226.