Chesapeake, VA
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Chesapeake, VA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Chesapeake is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Chesapeake is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Chesapeake is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Chesapeake has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Chesapeake has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Chesapeake is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Chesapeake does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Chesapeake.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Chesapeake occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Chesapeake; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 238. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Chesapeake's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Chesapeake a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Chesapeake is one in 44.

Chesapeake Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Chesapeake Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,011

5,477

6,488

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.21

22.78

26.99

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chesapeake 4.21
Virginia 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 238

in Chesapeake

1 in 480

in Virginia

Chesapeake VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 240,397
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 11 87 198 715
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.36 0.82 2.97

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chesapeake 22.78
Virginia 17.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Chesapeake

1 in 56

in Virginia

Chesapeake Property CRIMES

Population: 240,397
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 663 4,544 270
Rate per 1,000 2.76 18.90 1.12

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Chesapeake Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chesapeake 18
Virginia 19