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


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

Crime rate in Virginia Beach, VA

The 2018 crime rate in Virginia Beach, VA is 119 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.3 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 45.2% U.S. cities. The 2018 Virginia Beach crime rate fell by 14% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 7 - a decrease of 7 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Virginia Beach has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Virginia Beach, VA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Virginia Beach:

118.8
Norfolk:

321.3
Chesapeake:

214.6
Portsmouth:

504.2
Hampton:

231.8
Poquoson:

101.6
Newport News:

307.8
Suffolk:

206.2
Cape Charles:

39.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Virginia Beach by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
20
(4.5)
19
(4.3)
16
(3.7)
14
(3.2)
18
(4.1)
14
(3.2)
15
(3.4)
21
(4.7)
17
(3.8)
17
(3.8)
19
(4.2)
21
(4.6)
14
(3.1)
7
(1.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
96
(21.5)
115
(26.0)
88
(20.2)
73
(16.8)
70
(16.0)
55
(12.6)
60
(13.5)
58
(13.0)
140
(31.1)
107
(23.7)
103
(22.7)
128
(28.3)
102
(22.4)
81
(18.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
622
(139.3)
678
(153.1)
555
(127.3)
537
(123.7)
452
(103.6)
422
(96.8)
412
(93.0)
326
(72.8)
304
(67.5)
252
(55.9)
270
(59.6)
266
(58.7)
272
(59.9)
174
(38.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
402
(90.0)
444
(100.3)
430
(98.6)
419
(96.5)
370
(84.8)
329
(75.5)
289
(65.2)
353
(78.9)
269
(59.7)
284
(63.0)
234
(51.7)
285
(62.9)
237
(52.2)
266
(59.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,213
(495.7)
2,048
(462.5)
2,159
(495.2)
1,921
(442.5)
2,043
(468.4)
2,151
(493.5)
2,038
(459.8)
1,573
(351.4)
1,407
(312.2)
1,050
(232.8)
956
(211.1)
865
(190.9)
754
(166.0)
584
(129.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10,376
(2,324)
10,212
(2,306)
10,285
(2,359)
10,046
(2,314)
10,751
(2,465)
10,431
(2,393)
9,645
(2,176)
9,662
(2,159)
9,374
(2,080)
8,396
(1,861)
8,596
(1,898)
8,485
(1,873)
7,577
(1,668)
6,611
(1,466)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
753
(168.7)
595
(134.4)
586
(134.4)
642
(147.9)
565
(129.5)
650
(149.1)
450
(101.5)
482
(107.7)
445
(98.7)
365
(80.9)
435
(96.1)
508
(112.1)
459
(101.0)
577
(127.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
116
(26.0)
165
(37.3)
171
(39.2)
135
(31.1)
107
(24.5)
133
(30.5)
133
(30.0)
123
(27.5)
99
(22.0)
60
(13.3)
95
(21.0)
70
(15.5)
51
(11.2)
39
(8.6)
City-Data.com crime index227.1230.7221.2211.7210.9202.9185.9176.9177.5153.1153.2159.3138.9118.8

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 692 registered sex offenders living in Virginia Beach, Virginia as of August 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Virginia Beach is 654 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Virginia Beach:

69.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Virginia Beach:

84.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Virginia Beach:

98.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Virginia Beach:

86.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Virginia Beach:

90.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Virginia Beach:

102.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Virginia Beach:

98.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Virginia Beach:

99.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Virginia Beach:

105.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Virginia Beach:

118.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Virginia Beach:

133.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Virginia Beach:

140.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Virginia Beach:

161.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Virginia Beach:

145.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Virginia Beach:

115.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Virginia Beach:

109.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Virginia Beach:

107.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Virginia Beach:

118.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Virginia Beach:

131.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Virginia Beach:

148.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Virginia Beach:

151.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Virginia Beach:

151.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Virginia Beach:

181.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Virginia Beach:

194.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Virginia Beach:

216.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Virginia Beach:

240.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Virginia Beach:

236.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Virginia Beach:

226.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Virginia Beach:

237.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Virginia Beach:

228.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Virginia Beach:

240.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Virginia Beach:

197.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Virginia Beach:

220.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Virginia Beach:

232.1
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 953 (778 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Virginia average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 984 (805 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Virginia average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 951 (779 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Virginia average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 953 (772 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Virginia average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 964 (787 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 955 (782 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 955 (783 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Virginia average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 945 (776 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Virginia average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 938 (775 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Virginia average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 944 (780 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Virginia average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 968 (812 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Virginia average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 962 (800 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Virginia average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 955 (800 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Virginia average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 951 (786 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Virginia average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 931 (766 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Virginia average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 946 (783 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Virginia average:

2.27

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Virginia Beach, VA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 23451, 23452, 23453, 23454, 23455, 23456, 23457, 23459, 23460, 23461, 23462, 23464.