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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

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 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Chesapeake compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Chesapeake with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Chesapeake's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 219. This equates to a rate of 5 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

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Chesapeake Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,120

5,551

6,671

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.57

22.67

27.25

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.57
2.08
National Median: 4
    Chesapeake
    Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 219

in Chesapeake

1 in 481

in Virginia

Chesapeake VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 244,835
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 111 139 863
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.45 0.57 3.52

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
22.67
16.43
National Median: 21
    Chesapeake
    Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Chesapeake

1 in 61

in Virginia

Chesapeake Property CRIMES

Population: 244,835
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 510 4,644 397
Rate per 1,000 2.08 18.97 1.62

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Chesapeake Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
19
18
National Median: 28.3
    Chesapeake
    Virginia