Chesapeake, VA Crime


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The crime rate in Chesapeake, VA is lower than the national average for both violent and property crimes. The violent crime rate in Chesapeake is 18.1 per 1000 residents, which is 4.6 points lower than the US average of 22.7. Similarly, the property crime rate in Chesapeake is 37.6 per 1000 residents, which is 2 points lower than the US average of 35.4. Despite having a relatively low overall crime rate, residents of Chesapeake still need to take steps to protect themselves from becoming victims of criminal activity.

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Chesapeake violent crime is 18.1. (The US average is 22.7)
Chesapeake property crime is 37.6. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft
Chesapeake, VA Crime History
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Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2002664.12.931.7156.4473.13602.2700.72607.3294.3
2004516.15.628.6137.1344.73603.5604.92706.5292.1
2005512.86.423.4136.8346.23613654.72710.9247.4
2006435.53.227.1125.7279.43114.6608.22298208.5
2007438.85.435146.1252.43234.5560.82454.6219.2
2008438.85.429.4164.4239.63110.3550.72366.3193.4
2009372.25.418.8102.6245.53462.8589.92680.7192.2
2010383.8411.5122.32463321.45232624.7173.7
2011396.75.320.5109.4261.53185.5550.12490.8144.5
2012368.75.315.888.8258.92765.3454.42188.3122.6
2013319.63.920.867.2227.72683.7466.72095.6121.4
2014426.34.327.177317.92748.9433.62191.1124.3
2015381.34.728.575.7272.42415.9370.21907.1138.6
2016409.65.93390.9279.82536.7314.12087.3135.3
20174194.636.282.5295.72272.2276.11892104.1
20184042.940.959301.32142.32461768.4127.9
2019456.32.945.557350.82273.5209.31904.2160

   Crime in Nearby Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Portsmouth, VA945.85,861.2101,16782019
Norfolk, VA545.73,461.5245,303122019
Virginia Beach, VA129.41,760.7442,784142019
Suffolk, VA295.12,476.985,475202019
Hampton, VA295.12,999.1139,078202019
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Norfolk, VA545.73,461.5245,303122019
Hampton, VA295.12,999.1139,078202019
Newport News, VA595.52,528.8185,622262019
Richmond, VA462.93,499.5207,799852019
Alexandria, VA177.51,551.2145,8921492019

   Visualize the relationship between violent and property crime in similar size cities.

   Crime by Location

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I lived here in Virginia near the Cedar Rd. not so far from Tidewater Community college. If you want a great place to live to raise children, its Chesapeake  More

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I live around this area currently, in the "Hampton Roads". Which consists of Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, and Chesapeake. We're  More

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I was born in Hampton Roads and lived there for more than 65 years. We lived in the city of Chesapeake for three years from 2014-2017. Frankly, we were very glad to  More

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