Virginia Beach, VA Crime


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Virginia Beach, VA has a lower rate of violent crime than the US average, with 10.5 compared to 22.7, respectively. Property crime in Virginia Beach is slightly higher than the national average, coming in at 33.2 compared to 35.4 for the US as a whole. Overall, the city of Virginia Beach appears to have a lower rate of criminal activity than the rest of the country.

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

Virginia Beach violent crime is 10.5. (The US average is 22.7)
Virginia Beach property crime is 33.2. (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
Virginia Beach, VA Crime History
*Closest City
Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2000209.72.522.410183.83751.15583002.5190.6
2001194.52.825.585.281.13542529.22797215.8
2002217.70.730.1101.185.83449.1522.62734.3192.2
2003211.25.527.192.885.83314.1486.52644.4183.2
2004226.43.431.1108.683.43042.5399.22471.6171.7
2005255.34.521.5139.3902988.5495.72324.1168.7
2006283.74.326153.1100.32903.2462.52306.3134.4
2007249.83.720.2127.398.62988.9495.22359.3134.4
2008240.23.216.8123.796.52904.2442.52313.9147.9
2009208.64.116103.684.83062.8468.42464.8129.5
2010188.13.212.696.875.53035.7493.52393.1149.1
2011175.13.413.59365.22737.4459.82176.1101.5
2012169.44.71372.878.92617.8351.42158.7107.7
20131623.831.167.559.72490.9312.22079.998.7
2014146.33.823.755.9632174.9232.81861.280.9
2015138.34.222.759.651.72205.6211.11898.496.1
2016154.54.628.358.762.92176.1190.91873112.1
2017137.63.122.459.952.21934.61661667.6101
2018117.11.61838.6591723.3129.51465.9127.9
2019129.46.717.643.661.51760.71181513.7128.9

   Crime in Nearby Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Norfolk, VA545.73,461.5245,303112019
Portsmouth, VA945.85,861.2101,167142019
Chesapeake, VA456.32,273.5227,531152019
Hampton, VA295.12,999.1139,078192019
Poquoson, VA189.7750.512,132242019
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Raleigh, NC255.71,783.1406,0051572019
Durham, NC730.03,807.6280,2821662019
Greensboro, NC818.73,689.0232,7612132019
Newark, NJ619.01,641.0278,9062892019
Jersey City, NJ522.71,903.9233,2422902019

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Over 3 years ago

If you lived here prior to 2005, your experience in Virginia Beach is likely between good and wonderful. There are still pros to living here. Other reviews have  More

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Over 5 years ago

I lived in the Hampton Roads area for 11 years while I was in the Navy. It was a bit of a culture shock, since I grew up in a small rural town in Maine with 900 people.  More

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Over 6 years ago

I lived in the Kempsville area of VB growing up and loved it. There's no way to be bored when you have so many public and neighborhood parks, libraries, events,  More

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