Virginia Beach, VA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
8,487
Total Crimes
1,890.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-23.69%
Below National Average
79 out of 147
In Virginia
5,877 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Virginia Beach, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Virginia Beach is 1,890.0 per 100,000 people. That's -23.69% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 2.13% 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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Virginia Beach SnackAbility

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

How Does Virginia Beach Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Virginia Beach
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 8,487 1,890.0 1,850.7 2,476.7
Murder 30 6.7 5.0 5.0
Robbery 196 43.6 41.3 81.6
Aggravated Assault 276 61.5 128.7 250.2
Violent Crime 581 129.4 208.0 366.7
Burglary 530 118.0 162.8 340.5
Larceny 6,797 1,513.7 1,359.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 579 128.9 120.3 219.9
Property Crime 7,906 1,760.7 1,642.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Virginia Beach

581.0
Violent Crimes
129.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-64.72%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 772.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Virginia Beach each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Virginia Beach is 129.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -64.72% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -37.79% lower than the Virginia violent crime rate of 208.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Virginia Beach

7,906.0
Property Crimes
1,760.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
-16.55%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 56.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Virginia Beach each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Virginia Beach is 1,760.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -16.55% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 7.18% higher than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,642.7 per 100,000 people.

Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Chesapeake, VA 243,726 6,653 2,729.7 2,273.5 456.3
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
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