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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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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 22 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 46. 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 216. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Chesapeake experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Chesapeake's rate for property crime is 17 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 59.

Chesapeake Crime Data

 

Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Chesapeake Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,165

4,243

5,408

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.64

16.89

21.52

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.64
2.27
National Median: 4
    Chesapeake
    Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 216

in Chesapeake

1 in 440

in Virginia

Chesapeake VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 251,269
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 25 103 82 955
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.41 0.33 3.80

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
16.89
14.78
National Median: 19
    Chesapeake
    Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 59

in Chesapeake

1 in 68

in Virginia

Chesapeake Property CRIMES

Population: 251,269
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 321 3,534 388
Rate per 1,000 1.28 14.06 1.54

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Chesapeake Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
15
17
National Median: 26.8
    Chesapeake
    Virginia