Chesapeake, VA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
6,653
Total Crimes
2,729.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
10.22%
Above National Average
116 out of 147
In Virginia
7,455 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Chesapeake, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Chesapeake is 2,729.7 per 100,000 people. That's 10.22% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 47.50% higher than the Virginia total crime rate of 1,850.7 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Chesapeake SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
6

How Does Chesapeake Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Chesapeake
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,653 2,729.7 1,850.7 2,476.7
Murder 7 2.9 5.0 5.0
Robbery 139 57.0 41.3 81.6
Aggravated Assault 855 350.8 128.7 250.2
Violent Crime 1,112 456.3 208.0 366.7
Burglary 510 209.3 162.8 340.5
Larceny 4,641 1,904.2 1,359.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 390 160.0 120.3 219.9
Property Crime 5,541 2,273.5 1,642.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Chesapeake

1,112.0
Violent Crimes
456.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
24.42%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 219.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Chesapeake each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Chesapeake is 456.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 24.42% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 119.36% higher than the Virginia violent crime rate of 208.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Chesapeake

5,541.0
Property Crimes
2,273.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
7.75%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 44.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Chesapeake each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Chesapeake is 2,273.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 7.75% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 38.40% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,642.7 per 100,000 people.

Chesapeake Crime Compared To Virginia Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Virginia.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Chesapeake

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Virginia Beach, VA 449,038 8,487 1,890.0 1,760.7 129.4
Norfolk, VA 242,813 9,730 4,007.2 3,461.5 545.7
Newport News, VA 177,319 5,540 3,124.3 2,528.8 595.5
Hampton, VA 133,173 4,387 3,294.2 2,999.1 295.1
Elizabeth, NJ 128,753 4,824 3,746.7 3,027.5 719.2
Portsmouth, VA 93,991 6,398 6,807.0 5,861.2 945.8
Suffolk, VA 91,486 2,536 2,772.0 2,476.9 295.1
Poquoson, VA 12,126 114 940.1 750.5 189.7
Smithfield, VA 8,485 167 1,968.2 1,767.8 200.4
Edenton, NC 4,631 184 3,973.2 3,131.1 842.2
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