Williamsburg, VA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
219
Total Crimes
1,463.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
-40.91%
Below National Average
59 out of 147
In Virginia
4,756 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Williamsburg, VA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Williamsburg is 1,463.4 per 100,000 people. That's -40.91% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -20.93% lower 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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Williamsburg SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
9

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Williamsburg
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 219 1,463.4 1,850.7 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 5.0 5.0
Robbery 5 33.4 41.3 81.6
Aggravated Assault 14 93.6 128.7 250.2
Violent Crime 22 147.0 208.0 366.7
Burglary 13 86.9 162.8 340.5
Larceny 179 1,196.1 1,359.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 5 33.4 120.3 219.9
Property Crime 197 1,316.4 1,642.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Williamsburg

22.0
Violent Crimes
147.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-59.91%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 680.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Williamsburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 480.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Williamsburg is 147.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -59.91% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -29.32% lower than the Virginia violent crime rate of 208.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Williamsburg

197.0
Property Crimes
1,316.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
-37.61%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 76.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Williamsburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Williamsburg is 1,316.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -37.61% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -19.86% lower than the Virginia property crime rate of 1,642.7 per 100,000 people.

Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg

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
Newport News, VA 177,319 5,540 3,124.3 2,528.8 595.5
Suffolk, VA 91,486 2,536 2,772.0 2,476.9 295.1
Colonial Heights, VA 17,793 791 4,445.6 4,046.5 399.0
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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